Nasrallah from Bekaa: We will finish off the takfiris

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Nasrallah speaks on July 25, 2014, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. (Photo: Al-Akhbar - Haitham Moussawi)

By: Wafiq Qanso

Published Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In a private meeting held in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah reiterated Hezbollah’s unwavering decision to “confront takfiris and terrorists” at all costs.

Nasrallah met with the generals and militants of Hezbollah in the Bekaa, despite the security hazards and frequent terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Syria’s al-Qaeda branch al-Nusra Front on the outskirts of a number of Bekaa and Qalamoun towns.

The Bekaa meeting holds several messages, including asserting Hezbollah’s plan to counter militants on the border with Syria, increasing their state of readiness, dealing with the consequences of the recent attacks by the militants on Hezbollah bases (in Brital and Nahle), and lifting the combatants morale.

“The Qalamoun battle represents our resilience and determination,” Nasrallah confirmed. “We are going ahead with the fight against takfiris till the end.”

“We will not surrender to this enemy and we will thwart any attack on Lebanon and its people,” Nasrallah asserted. “The sacrifices of our martyrs and our injured will flourish in great victory.”

“The pressures imposed by the takfiris beget opportunities and victories. This is how the Islamic revolution in Iran succeeded, and how the Israeli occupation in Lebanon came to an end.”

Islamists militants, now occupying the outskirts of Ersal, are seeking to secure a life line with al-Zabadani or other Qalamoun areas as winter approaches.

Regarding the operation against the Israeli occupation forces that Hezbollah claimed responsibility for last week, Nasrallah said that “the intended message has been delivered to those who are concerned. Despite the major changes in the region and the rise of ISIS, the Resistance is still strong, present and ready to repel any [Israeli] aggression."

This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

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