Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah confirmed on Friday that the party will send more troops to Syria's Aleppo where a major battle goes on in order to defeat the takfiri-terrorist project backed by Saudi and the US.
Sayyed Nasrallah, who was delivering a speech during Hezbollah ceremony to mark the 40th day since the martyrdom of the military commander Sayyed Mustafa Badreddine (Zulfikar), said that the Syrian army and allies fought the terrorist groups before the Russian intervention and amid serious circumstances, adding that the ongoing battle in Aleppo is set to be a new chance for the American-Saudi-takfiri project to reach a certain achievement and to dawdle the victories made by the Syrian army and allies.
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out , according to Mohammad Salami, Al-Manar Website, that thousands of takfiri fighters were brought via the open Turkish border into Aleppo in the context of a new stage of the war on Syria, stressing that defending Aleppo will protect Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
"We are facing a new wave, or a new phase, of military operations in Syria that will be fought in the north, specifically in the area of Aleppo," Sayyed Nasrallah said.
“After they failed to reach Damascus from Lebanon, Jordan and the eastern front, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have dispatched thousands of militants in a bid to launch an offensive from the northern front,” his eminence added.
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that the terrorist axis was about to collapse before the US and the UN Security Council imposed on Russia the ceasefire which was utilized by the terrorists to renew their attacks.
His eminence added that Gulf-funded media outlets promoted a propaganda which claims that Hezbollah suffered huge losses in Aleppo countryside, noting that all such rumors and lies are in the context of a psychological warfare and revealing that Hezbollah sacrificed during the recent battle in Aleppo 26 martyrs, one captive and one missing mujahid.
Sayed Nasrallah said that since June 1, 2016, 617 terrorists (including field commanders) were killed, 800 others were injured and 80 of their tanks and vehicles were destroyed in Aleppo countryside, reckoning that losing certain villages in the area is not game-changing.
What happened in the southern province of Daraa, we aim to inflict the heaviest possible losses upon the terrorists in Aleppo and strike their fighting will as they operate in response to the Saudi impositions, unlike Hezbollah mujahidin and social milieu who comprehend the propriety of their path and have firm determination to achieve victory, according to Hezbollah leader.
Sayyed Nasrallah asserted that the Resistance and the brethren of the military commander martyr Zulfikar will preserve its military deployment in Aleppo and wherever it is needed because it is based on a social enviorenment that trusts the party's options.
Addressing Hezbollah mujahidin in Syria, Sayyed Nasrallah said, "You have the truthful pledge; you are the truth of the Husseini love; you are the custodians of the martyrs' will, your defending the right; you did the historical miracle in the region in 2006, and you will frustrate the plots of hegemony, sedition and atonement in the region."
In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah underscored that martyr Badreddine had a major role in defending Iraq and Syria, adding that Sayyed Zulfikar used to consider that this would contribute to protecting Lebanon from the surrounding grave dangers.
"Sayyed Zulfikar had many major responsibilities, including the jihadi files in Syria and Iraq."
Martyr Badreddine could estimate from the beginning the seriousness of the threats against the whole region and was among few who believed that there was a chance to surpass the crisis, according to Sayyed Nasrallah who added that a large number of countries thought that the terrorists could defeat Syria within few weeks due to the sectarian sedition and propaganda, but Sayyed Zulfikar's contribution was game-changing.
Martyr Badreddine volunteered to defend Syria in order to protect and expressed readiness to sacrifice his soul for the sake of this target.
"When ISIL invaded the Iraqi cities in 2014, we received from our brethren in Baghdad a call to send military commanders," Sayyed Nasrallah said, "I informed Sayyed Badreddine about the matter, and Hezbollah sent the following day a number of his commanders to Iraq."
"Had not the Iraqis, the IRGC generals and Hezbollah responded to this call, ISIL would have occupied Baghdad and many other capitals of the 'Caliphate', which would have led Iraqi into a real catastrophe."
Sayyed Nasrallah hailed the Iraqi national achievement of liberating Fallujah city from ISIL terrorists despite all the media and political attempts to stir seditions among the country's various factions, highlighting the role of Sunnite clerics who provided the campaign with the needed religious and political coverage.
Locally, Sayyed Nasrallah confirmed that Hezbollah rejects the US Financial Act which targets the Resistance environment and that the party has not been affected financially by such measures because it does not run business projects or investment institutions that benefit from banks. We openly say that Hezbollah's budget and funds come directly from the Islamic Republic of Iran, not via the banks.
"As we used to receive rockets from Iran to fight Israel, we now get the Iranian funds."
Sayyed Nasrallah also thanked the Supreme Leader Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei and entire Iran for its continuous support to Hezbollah.
In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah denied the reports which claim that Hezbollah collapsed financially and labeled them as stupid and childish.
Hezbollah Secretary General called on protecting the party's environment from the measures, adding that some of the banks went too far and implemented measures that were not even requested by the Americans themselves.
"They removed the accounts of charitable associations whose names were not mentioned in the US blacklist. Is this a legal and humanitarian behavior or is it an attack on people?”
"Does targeting a large segment of the Lebanese serve the country's economics?" Sayyed Nasrallah asked the banks, accusing them of harming the national economic interests.
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that Hezbollah is open to positive solutions and discussions with the concerned parties for the banking crisis.
Tackling the celebratory gunfire phenomenon, Hezbollah called on all the Lebanese to put an end for this scourge, asserting that Hezbollah decided to expel all the members who are involved in this calamity.
On Bahrain, Sayyed Nasrallah denounced the regime's decision to revoke the citizenship of Sheikh Issa Qassem, noting that the Bahrainis have resorted always to the peaceful track and that the authorities of Al Khalifa, directed by Al Saud, rejected to reach a political solution."
"Al Saud dynasty is worried about the outcomes of the Bahraini revolution which may push the Saudis to follow the same pattern."
Sheikh Qassem always has controlled the Bahrainis' reactions to the regime's repressive practices and measures, but the authorities, ordered by the British and Saudi leaders rewarded him by revoking his citizenship, according to Sayyed Nasrallah who pointed out that Bahrain's Ulama who are independent in taking the suitable stance regarding the ongoing events.
Sayyed Nasrallah also called on the international community to prevent the bahraini authorities from implementing their decision to revoke the citizenship of Sheikh Qassem who, consequently, may be expelled out of the country.
Sayyed Nasrallah had started the speech by reiterating congratulations and condolences to martyr Sayyed Mustafa Badreddine's family and companions and to the families of Hezbollah martyrs who embraced martyrdom in Aleppo southern countryside and those of the injured and the prisoners, asserting that Hezbollah does not abandon his captives behind the jail bars.
Sayyed Badreddine is the best proof of this formula his eminence added.
Sayyed Nasrallah also called on all worshippers to observe al-Qadr nights which mark the anniversary of martyrdom of Imam Ali (P) who was killed by one of the holders of the takfiri thoughts.
According to Hezbollah Secretary General, the party lost a major commander and a creative mind on Sayyed Badreddine's martyrdom.
Sayyed Nasrallah added that Sayyed Badreddine led Hezbollah negotiating team during the swap talks which released martyr Samir Kuntar and other prisoners from the Zionist jails in 2008, stressing that martyr Zulfikar used to volunteer to play such vital roles as a commander and as an ex-prisoner, which was emotionally functional.
The ceremonyt was started by a blessed recitation of Holy Coranic verses and a short video about the achievements of martyr and military commander Mustafa Badreddine.
Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim