Hizbullah Praises Army Achievements, Calls for Supporting Troops

Hizbullah announced on Wednesday its support to the military institution, following the army's latest achievements against “Takfiri terrorism.”

"The army's advanced security achievements adds points to its honorable record,” a statement released by the party said.

"The army is the shield protecting all the Lebanese,” it added.

The statement comes hours after the army announced early on Wednesday the arrest of a Palestinian leader in the Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

Naim Abbas is described as the group's number two man in Lebanon.

The army also defused around 100 kilograms of explosives, several rockets and explosives belts placed in a black SUV that was parked in Corniche al-Mazraa neighborhood, where Abbas was arrested.

Hizbullah's statement explained: “This step is an indication of the army's dedication, its hard work and its continuous sacrifices to protect the Lebanese people against all the dangers haunting them, especially against the Zionist danger and the terrorist Takfiri threat that is targeting innocent civilians.”

"We call on the Lebanese people, all parties and groups, to support the military institution against terrorist forces that are targeting citizens' security, threatening their future and planting seeds of sedition and strife between them.”

The party also saluted the army's ability to confront “terrorism,” urging the Lebanese to become aware of these dangers, and to “tackle their disputes and unite to save Lebanon from the current storm hitting the region.”

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