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Nasrallah declares 'victory' for Assad in bloody Syrian civil war
Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah Sec. Gen. Nasrallah declares victory in Syrian conflict for Syrian Pres. Assad, after 6-year civil war; comments reportedly made in closed-door meeting; Israel, US, others still trying to prop up resistance, though Nasrallah states that it's of 'no use.'

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.

 

 

This marks the first public statement purporting the conflict to be over, prior to any such comments by Russian, Iranian or even Syrian military or political figures.

 

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah declared victory in the Syrian conflict
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah declared victory in the Syrian conflict

 

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.

 

Nasrallah maintained that Israel, the American government and "hostile forces" are nevertheless continuing to encourage and reinforce the enemies of the Syrian regime, but that "it will not do them any good, since the war already has been decided."

 


First published: 13.09.17, 19:22
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