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Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has blamed Takfiri groups for a car bomb attack which left 24 people dead in southern Beirut.Addressing thousands of Hezbollah supporters on the occasion of the end of the group’s 33-day 2006 war with Israel in the southern village of Aita al-Shaab, Nasrallah said on Friday that according to investigations carried out by the resistance movement, Takfiri groups are behind the recent deadly attacks in Lebanon. Watch video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7_-Yk0yYwI
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At least twenty people have been killed and 150 wounded in an explosion near the Hezbollah headquarters in Lebanese capital Beirut, according to security sources. Sunni radicals have claimed responsibility for the sectarian attack.
“This is the second time that we decide the place of the battle and its timing…And you will see more, God willing,” said a video statement from a group calling itself Brigades of Aisha, addressed to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Hezbollah represents a rival Shi’ite offshoot of Islam.
The blast — reportedly from a car bomb — rang out outside “Mafhouz Stores”, an upmarket shopping mall in a predominantly Shi’ite district late afternoon on Thursday. A handful of buildings and dozens of nearby cars were damaged, as local TV cameras captured hundreds of bystanders trying to escape the smoke and fire in panic. Watch video. http://youtu.be/nU_oiyk59WQ
The party’s leadership has informed the Syrian Government and friends that the mission of protecting the Lebanese in Syria and towns inside Lebanon from any attack is “almost accomplished,” and Hezbollah will suspend its military operations in Syria after securing the Damascus suburb of Zabadani which have faced massive rocket attacks by Rebels. The Central News Agency reported on Saturday.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had previously justified the group’s involvement in Syria by saying they were defending Lebanese-inhabited border villages inside Syria and Shiite holy sites in the Damascus province. Sources stated. Hezbollah is Aware of The Syrian Armys Ability to Win the war by itself,and “It is not in the party’s interest to engage in a war in Syria’s heart (against rebels) as the Syrian army is capable of winning it,” the sources added.
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A much anticipated speech for Hezbollah secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah. After escalated accusations that Hezbollah is fighting alongside the Syrian government Nasrallah described the media hype about the numbers of Hezbollah fighters being killed in Syria as lies. He reiterated that the movement was providing assistance to Lebanese who live in border villages in Syrian territory against attacks by armed groups. However he clearly implied that Hezbollah, along with other sides could get more involved in Syria if some dramatic developments took place. His words appeared addressed to both the Syrian opposition and foreign powers, amid the calls for foreign military intervention over alleged use of chemical weapons
Nasrallah did say that the shrine of Sayyeda Zainab in Damascus was being protected, without mentioning who was providing such protection against the Takfiri groups. Sayyeda Zainab is the granddaughter of Prophet Mohammad and her shrine is considered sacred particularly to Shiite Muslims. Hence, Hezbollah’s leader cautioned that any attack on the shrine could repeat the Iraqi scenario when the holy shrine in Samaraa was attacked. That attack ignited sectarian Sunni Shiite strife and almost led to civil war. Such strife is something Hezbollah has long been trying to prevent.
Nasrallah also warned that the continuation of the Syrian crisis threatens the Palestinian cause, saying that this cause was on the verge of annihilation. He again said that the Syrian crisis serves Israel’s interests, but warned that Hezbollah was ready more than ever before to face Israel despite this crsis.
Israel has deployed thousands of troops near the border with Lebanon for military drills. Israeli military officials however stated that these drills are not related to regional developments
Hezbollah’s leader has made it clear that he views the crisis in Syria as part of a broader plot which also targets Hezbollah itself. And therefore Sayyed Hasan sent a clear message that it would stop at nothing to prevent the fall of the Syrian government by military means , including foreign intervention.As such a scenario would mean victory for Hezbollah’s arch rival Israel