Hizbullah Official: Party's Interference in Syria Prevented Regime's Collapseإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A Hizbullah official stated on Thursday that if it weren't for the party's interference in the Syrian war, the Damascus regime would have “certainly collapsed.”
"(Syrian President Bashar) Assad' regime would have collapsed in two hours if Hizbullah forces had not intervened in the fighting,” a party official told UK's The Times magazine.
He added: “Hizbullah decided that the Syrian regime's falling in the hands of the revolutionaries is not acceptable, because it would have become surrounded by enemies.”
The official also revealed that Syria's army is “following the war plans set by Hizbullah fighters.”
But when it comes to bombings and air raids, the party is only helping the regime whenever required, while the leadership and commands in these matters are in the hands of the neighboring country's forces, according to the official.
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah reiterated on Thursday that his party's fighters will not withdraw from Syria.
"We have said on several occasions that the presence of our soldiers on Syrian soil is to defend... Syria, which supports the resistance" against Israel, Nasrallah said in a speech he gave on the occasion of Ashura.
"So long as that reason exists, our presence there is justified.”