Hezbollah to Keep Anti-Terror Mission in Syria: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An official with Hezbollah pledged that the Lebanese resistance movement will keep fighting against the remnants of terrorist groups in Syria to ensure the security of Lebanon.
Combatting the threat of the Zionist regime of Israel remains the main priority for Hezbollah, which has been involved in the Syria war to support the axis of resistance, member of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qaouk was quoted by Al-Manar TV as saying.
Though the self-proclaimed caliphate of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group has fallen, the war in Syria is not yet over as remnants of Daesh are still there, he warned.
Qaouk also stressed that Hezbollah will keep fighting against Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorists in Syria to protect the security of Lebanon.
Hezbollah has been aiding the Damascus government in the battle against terrorist groups since the outbreak of civil war in Syria in 2011, and has played an active role in providing security along the Syria-Lebanon common border.
The recapture of the Syrian town of Al-Bukamal from Daesh on November 19 marked an end to the terrorist group’s caliphate it had declared in 2014.
Daesh militants had made swift advances in northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing large areas of Syria.