Hezbollah fighting to defend Syrians against extremists: Nasrallah


Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the Lebanese resistance movement’s presence in Syria is aimed at defending the Syrian and Lebanese people against extremists.

Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Friday that there is an American, Israeli and Takfiri project to destroy not only Syria but the entire region.

Hezbollah’s chief went on to say that foreign intervention in neighboring Syria began before the resistance movement got involved in the conflict.

Nasrallah also noted that most Syrians support their government, but ironically tens of thousands of militants are sent to the Arab country from undemocratic states in the region to allegedly fight for democracy.

He emphasized that Hezbollah will not change its position on Syria in the face of threats.

“The world is coming to fight in Syria with their money, with their weapons, and with their media,” Nasrallah said
The turmoil in Syria erupted in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed so far.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on June 13 that at least 93,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of the foreign-sponsored militancy against the Syrian government.

In May, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said militants from 29 different countries were fighting against the government in different parts of the country.



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