Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah reportedly declared a decisive victory to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian war, with all but "scattered battles" remaining.
Nasrallah made the comments in a closed-door meeting with his inner circle, which was taken aback by the Hezbollah chief presenting them with his "summation of the war in Syria," reported Beirut Hezbollah-affiliated daily Al-Akhbar.
The secretary-general recounted the moves his organization has made since the start of the uprising against Assad's regime, revealing he left for Tehran for a meeting with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as soon as the conflict began.
According to Nasrallah, at the time everyone were shocked at the ferocity of the resistance to Assad's regime and the demonstrations against it, to the point that they were certain—as was then Minster of Defense Ehud Barak—the regime would be toppled within two or three months.
"I told them, we're not going to fight (forces opposing Assad's regime—ed) in Damascus, but that we were going to divvy up tasks related to different sectors within Syria and in Lebanon as well, to also defend Syria from inside (Lebanon)," Nasrallah recapped.
"I knew the rebels' scheme would fail and insisted Assad would eventually win and stay in power, and I was right," he bragged.