Lebanon-based Hezbollah does not rule out that it, Iran, and Syria could retaliate against Israel if it conducts another airstrike on Syria, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said.
“There’s a possibility that we will make a decision on various responsive measures over Israeli aggression since what happened the last time [in Syria] was very dangerous,” Nasrallah told Lebanese Al Mayadeen broadcaster late on Saturday.
In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 photo, Israeli military equipment works on the Lebanese-Israeli border in front of the Israeli town of Metula, background, near the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon.
As Israeli excavators dig into the rocky ground, Lebanese across the frontier gather to watch what Israel calls the Northern Shield operation aimed at destroying attack tunnels built by Hezbollah.
But Lebanese soldiers in new camouflaged posts, behind sandbags, or inside abandoned homes underscore the real anxiety that any misstep could lead to a conflagration between the two enemy states that no one seems to want.
He specified that Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria — the members of the anti-Israeli alliance Axis of Resistance — could respond to Tel Aviv’s aggression, emphasizing that their capabilities should not be underestimated.
Earlier in the week, Israel delivered three airstrikes on reported Iranian targets in Syria. At least four Syrian servicemen were killed and another six were wounded in the airstrikes.
Hezbollah has been supporting the Syrian government in its fight against terrorist groups since 2012 upon Damascus’ request.
Nasrallah has repeatedly emphasized that Hezbollah troops were ready to leave Syria immediately after the Syrian government asked them to do so.