The Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement’s second-in-command described terrorist groups in the Middle East as stooges of Israel tasked with wreaking havoc on the region.
Terrorist groups such as Daesh (ISIL) and al-Nusra Front are tools in the hands of Israel and have a mission to destroy and disintegrate the region to serve a Zionist project, SANA quoted Sheikh Naim Qassem as saying.
Israel remains to be the enemy of Hezbollah, Lebanon, Syria, and all Islamic and Arab countries, he added.
Sheikh Qassem also voiced concern about reports that the US government and Saudi leaders have agreed to donate large sums of money to the terrorists and help them spread their ideology through religious schools.
Daesh is a militant group operating in Iraq and Syria. It is believed to be supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.
The terrorist group claims as an independent state the territory of Iraq and Syria, with implied future claims intended over more of the Levant, including Lebanon, occupied Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, and Southern Turkey.