Hezbollah chief delivering speech on battles against Daesh

Press TV – The secretary general of Hezbollah is delivering a speech on the latest joint military campaign by Syrian army soldiers and fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement in Syria’s strategic and mountainous region of Qalamoun against Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Addressing supporters through a televised speech broadcast from the Lebanese capital Beirut on Thursday evening, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is also going to touch down upon the Lebanese army’s counter-terrorism operations against Takfiri militants in Ras Baalbek village and Christian-majority town of al-Qaa, located in the Bekaa region of northern Lebanon and on the border with Syria.

On August 19, Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an operation to purge Daesh from Qalamoun, located about 330 kilometers north of the Syrian capital Damascus.

Hezbollah launched a major push on July 21 to clear both sides of Lebanon’s border with Syria of “armed terrorists.”

In August 2014, the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and Daesh terrorist groups overran Arsal, killing a number of Lebanese forces. They took 30 soldiers hostage, most of whom have been released.

Lebanese Hezbollah resistance fighters stand near military tanks in western Qalamoun, Syria, on August 23, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Since then, Hezbollah and the Lebanese military have been defending Lebanon on the country’s northeastern frontier against foreign-backed terrorist groups from neighboring Syria.

Hezbollah fighters have fended off several Daesh attacks inside Lebanon. They have also been providing assistance to Syrian army forces to counter the ongoing foreign-sponsored militancy.

The movement has accused Israel of supporting Takfiri terrorists operating in the Middle East.

Israel, which continues to occupy Lebanon’s Shebaa Farms and Syria’s Golan Heights, is widely reported to be offering medical help to Takfiri terrorists injured in Syria. In December 2015, British newspaper the Daily Mail said Israel had saved the lives of more than 2,000 Takfiri militants since 2013.