Report: Hezbollah hints at intervention on behalf of Syria

May 1, 2013 10:30

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah hinted that his armed Shia group would intervene in Syria on behalf of President Bashar Assad's loyalists if deemed necessary, Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reported Wednesday.  

According to the report, Nasrallah said the Syrian rebels would not succeed in toppling the government, adding that Assad's forces had "real friends in the region and the world who will not allow Syria to fall into the hands of America or Israel."Hezbollah is recognized as supporting the Syrian military regime in Shia border villages in Lebanon, the report said, adding that Nasrallah's recent statements stand as the most forward indication that the faction was prepared to become more involved in aiding the government forces loyal to Assad.

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