Hezbollah on verge of routing anti-Assad Islamists in south Syria, Nasrallah deputy says

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
February 14, 2015 17:14

 
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Hezbollah’s second in command said over the weekend that the Lebanese Shi’ite movement is in the midst of a military offensive in southern Syria against Sunni Islamist forces that “will yield tremendous results.”

At the behest of Tehran, the Iranian-backed guerilla force is fighting in Syria to assist the regime of President Bashar Assad, who is fighting to remain in power after three years of civil war.

“This operation will yield tremendous results,” Naim Qassem told local media. Qassem holds the title of deputy secretary general, making him the most senior official of Hezbollah after Hassan Nasrallah.

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