Report: Syria Tells Hizbullah to ‘Keep Troops on Its Soil’

Hizbullah has reportedly “received an official request” from the Syrian leadership that its troops “should remain in Syria for an additional period of time,” even after the end of fighting in the north-west and north-east regions, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Saturday.

The paper said the party “has made internal arrangements to organize this stay on the basis that it will extend over a long period of time.”

Hizbullah will “play a role assisting the Syrian authorities in accomplishing the civil reconciliation accompanied by the return of the displaced from Lebanon,” it pointed out.

The party "will also have a role in organizing the situation along the Lebanese-Syrian border," it said.

Source: Naharnet

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