Nasrallah from Bekaa: We Will Defeat Takfirisإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has vowed to defeat terrorist groups, saying his party would not surrender in the fight against them.
“Victory will be the ally of the mujahideen in their battle against takfiri and terrorist groups the same way it was their ally in the confrontation with the Israeli enemy,” Nasrallah told Hizbullah members during a recent visit to the eastern Bekaa Valley.
“The resistance is not weak and hasn't weakened. It is strong, present and mobilized to confront and stop aggression,” he said.
His remarks were published on Tuesday in several local newspapers.
“Hizbullah does not surrender and get defeated no matter how strong the confrontation is,” the party's secretary-general was quoted as saying.
He promised to thwart any attack to attack Lebanon and its people. “The huge victory will eventually flourish.”
Nasrallah, who lives in hiding, has made few public appearances since his group fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006 for fear of assassination by the Jewish state.
Hizbullah has been battling armed rebels including al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front and Islamic State terrorists in Syria. The party has sent thousands of fighters to the neighboring country to help President Bashar Assad's troops.
The armed intervention in Syria earned the Shiite group the enmity of Syria's predominantly Sunni rebels. Assad is a member of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
Last week, al-Nusra Front attacked positions manned by Hizbullah along the Syrian border.
Several fighters were killed in the battle on Brital's outskirts.
It was the most serious incursion into Lebanon since Aug. 2, when the jihadists briefly captured the northeastern border town of Arsal as well as several soldiers and policemen.
Two of the soldiers were later beheaded. The third was shot dead.