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Hezbollah may mobilize public against Takfiris: Nasrallah

Secretary General of Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah (© AP)

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has slammed Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for forming an anti-resistance alliance, saying he may declare a popular mobilization against the Takfiris in Syria.

Addressing a gathering of Hezbollah commanders and forces in southern Beirut via a video link on Friday, Nasrallah stated that the Lebanese resistance movement has engaged in a full-fledged battle against Takfiris, and it enjoys many bargaining chips that could be brought into play.

The Hezbollah leader termed the battle against Takfiri militants operating in Syria as “crucial and historic.”

Nasrallah further called on public to mobilize against Takfiri militants through any possible means, stressing that it is time for “public mobilization” and everyone who has the capability must participate, even verbally, in this anti-terror combat.

The Hezbollah chief also called on all sides that enjoy strong popular support to contribute to such mobilization.

Nasrallah added that Hezbollah has chosen to take up arms and fight against the Takfiri terrorists instead of standing by idly and watching the terrorists commit crimes, or reaching out to foreigners for help.

He also stressed that the Lebanese resistance movement will never compromise with the extremists.

Nasrallah further said Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have set aside their differences over the crisis in Syria and formed a single front against Hezbollah, expressing hope that the resistance movement will eventually prevail over them.

A handout picture released by the Hezbollah press office on May 16, 2015, shows a Hezbollah fighter firing towards areas controlled by militants on the Syrian side of the Qalamoun hills close to the Lebanese border. (© AFP)


The Hezbollah leader also described anyone seeking to undermine the Lebanese nation’s resolve in the fight against Takfiris as coward and disloyal.

Nasrallah also warned against the serious security threat posed by the Takfiri militants to Lebanon, adding if Hezbollah resistance fighters had not joined Syria’s anti-terror battle, the crisis would have spread to the Lebanese soil as well.

Hezbollah and Syrian army began purging terrorists from the strategic mountainous region of Qalamoun a few weeks ago and up to now, they have made considerable victories over the militants, driving them out of two major towns, including Assal al-Ward and Juba and several other posts.

On May 16, Nasrallah praised the “victory” in Qalamoun as a major achievement for Lebanon, Syria, and the entire region, saying the battles there took place from “hilltop to hilltop and from valley to valley.”

Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naeem Qassem has said the resistance party is determined to purge Qalamoun of the Takfiri militants.


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