Qaouq: Hizbullah Intervention in Syria Enhanced Lebanese Strengthإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Deputy head of Hizbullah's Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qaouq said on Sunday that Hizbullah's intervention in Syria is “a 100% Lebanese decision” and this decision “has enhanced the strength of Lebanon in countering extremist groups.”
"Hizbullah's intervention in Syria serves the Lebanese citizens in addition to the citizens of the region and the entire nation, because the risk of takfiris is a risk against the entire nation,” said Qaouq during a ceremony held by Hizbullah in al-Kheyam, south of Lebanon.
"Takfiris terrorism is an absolute evil, it has no good for any sect or doctrine, or any category. It is a threat to the Sunnis, Shiites, Druze and Christians, " he added.
Qaouq also pointed out that, “the goal of the takfiri groups, was to ignite sedition through their attacks in different areas in Lebanon.”
"Lebanon is stronger than sedition, the Islamic State, al-Nusra Front or any takfiri group,” he added.
Qaouq said: “Hizbullah's intervention in Syria has a 100% Lebanese benefit and it came from a 100% Lebanese decision and it has enhanced the strength of Lebanon in countering extremist groups.”
Hizbullah was involved in the fighting side by side with the Syrian regime and a number of its fighters were killed.
Lebanon has been facing violent clashes since August in Arsal as extremist groups stormed the town and clashed with army troops and withdrew to the outskirts of Arsal, kidnapping a number of army soldiers and policemen, some of whom are still abducted.
After Arsal, Tripoli and several areas in the north faced violent clashes between the army and armed groups that consider that Hizbullah's fights in Syria are against “the Sunni people.”