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Hezbollah: Lebanese Forces Militia’s Attempt to Drag Resistance into Civil War Foiled

Hezbollah officials stressed on Sunday that attempt by Lebanese Forces militia to drag the Lebanese Resistance movement into a civil war has been foiled.

Head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, said that the Lebanese Forces militia attempted through Tayouneh ambush to drag Hezbollah into a civil war, stressing that such scenario won’t be implemented.

“Neither Lebanese Forces party, nor their masters will be able to drag Hezbollah into civil war,” Sayyed Safieddine was quoted by AL-Manar as saying in a local ceremony in Mount Lebanon.

“Hezbollah was not born for street wars. Hezbollah was established and its power has been build up in order to defeat the hegemonic powers in this region, on top of which are the US and the Zionist entity.”

For his part, member of Hezbollah’s loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc MP Hasan Fadlallah stressed that perpetrators of Tayouneh ambush must be held accountable.

In a local ceremony in south Lebanon, MP Fadlallah described as ‘massacre’ the deadly ambush in which 7 civilians were martyred in Tayouneh on Thursday (October 14), urging the Lebanese authorities to punish those responsible.

“What the criminals did is a massacre and it will have important ramifications”, he said.

“Those who incited, planned, … and opened fire should be held to account all the way up to the top.”

Seven civilians were martyred on Thursday in a deadly ambush staged by Lebanese Forces militia. The notorious party’s militants and snipers opened fire on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting the politicization of a probe into Beirut Port blast near the Justice Palace in Tayouneh-Badaro area. Among the martyrs was a woman who was fatally shot by a sniper in her head while being in her house.

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