Nasrallah: Defending Aleppo is in defense of Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq

Beirut, SANA – Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, asserted that the participation of the Lebanese resistance in fighting terrorism in Syria, including its participation in defending Aleppo, is in defense of Lebanon and its people and future, because Lebanon’s fate can’t be separated from what is happening in Syria and Iraq.

In a speech on Friday, Nasrallah said that fighting to defend Aleppo today is in defense of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and even Jordan, which is why the resistance had to be present in Aleppo to defend it, adding “we indeed are present in large numbers in that area.”

He said that what is happening in Aleppo is a fierce battle, but the Arab Gulf-funded media is carrying out a campaign of exaggeration and rumors to imply that Hezbollah is collapsing and suffering heavy losses, noting that the media team that is doing this supports ISIS in its heart.

“To evaluate the battle precisely, there have been since the beginning of June 26 martyrs, one captive, and one missing person, and every other talk is inaccurate and seeks to exaggerate and carry out psychological warfare against the resistance,” Nasrallah explained, adding that a universal war is taking place in Aleppo in which the Syrian Arab Army and its allies – including the resistance – stood up to the US plot and foiled it, making great achievements in that area to the point that the other side nearly collapsed and Washington stepped in and demanded a “truce” so that it can rally support for terrorist groups.

He noted that according to the documented statistics of the resistance, the losses of terrorist groups in Syria between June 1st and 24th amounts to 617 dead terrorists, including dozens of field commanders and some notorious leaders, in addition to having over 800 injured members and losing over 80 tanks and vehicles, adding “let’s compare the losses of the resistance with those losses of the terrorist groups and see if their project is achieving success in light of all those losses.”

Nasrallah said that significant achievements have been made in Aleppo, with security perimeters being established around the city, the road being opened, and the siege imposed on it being broken, all of which entails further responsibilities and requires more presence in Aleppo which the Lebanese resistance will do, because the true battle is in Aleppo and it’s a battle from which there can be no backing down and no succumbing to rumors, lies, and psychological warfare.

Hazem Sabbagh

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