JNN 29 May 2013 : Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has defended the Lebanese resistance movement’s decision to fight foreign-backed Wahabi militants in the Syrian border town of al-Qusayr.
Nasrallah made the remarks on Saturday during a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the withdrawal of Israeli troops from southern Lebanon, which is known as Liberation Day in the Mediterranean country, Press reported.
The Hezbollah leader said if foreign-backed militants win the war against Syria, they will turn their weapons on Lebanon.
Nasrallah also stated that extremist Salafist groups are the backbone of the militant movement in Syria, adding that the U.S.-backed armed groups are also a threat to all Lebanese communities.
On Saturday, the Syrian army captured al-Qusayr in Homs Province from the foreign-backed militants after seizing the al-Daba’a military airport, which is located north of the town.
The army also regained control of the Baath Party headquarters in the strategic town that borders Lebanon, killing large numbers of foreign-backed militants in the process. In the fighting, government forces inflicted heavy losses on the militants and destroyed much of their weaponry and equipment.
Nasrallah said the war in Syria is part of a U.S. project to alter the balance of power in the region in favor of Israel.
However, the Salafist groups in Syria will be defeated, he added.
“I say to all the honorable people, to the mujahedeen, to the heroes: I have always promised you victory, and now I pledge to you a new one” in Syria, he said.
“We will continue along the road… bear the responsibilities and the sacrifices. This battle is ours… and I promise you victory,” the leader of the Lebanese resistance movement stated.
Nasrallah also dismissed accusations that Hezbollah is a sectarian movement.