Hezbollah says Assad’s allies have right to respond to Israeli attacks in Syria

(Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday that Israeli strikes inside Syria were also an aggression against Syria’s regional allies and they had the right to retaliate.

“The frequent attacks on different sites in Syria is a major breach. We consider (those) hostilities (to be) against all the resistance axis,” he told the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV.

“(Retaliation) is an open issue … It is not only Syria’s right to respond but also it is the right of the axis of resistance to respond. When this right will be executed is subject to certain criteria … it could happen any time.”

Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and some Palestinian factions consider themselves an “axis of resistance” against Israel.

Hezbollah is a staunch ally of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and has sent hundreds of combatants to fight alongside his forces in the nearly four-year civil war.

Israel has struck Syria several times since the start of the nearly four-year civil war, mostly destroying weaponry such as missiles that Israeli officials said were destined for Hezbollah…


Not having much luck against Islamic State and Nusra Front, are you, Nasrallah? Maybe a distraction would help. More war is just what the area needs.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    He is right.
    More war is exactly what that part of the world needs!
    Just for kicks, he should ask himself how well he would fare while in Israeli custody vs. how well he would do in ISIS’s hands.
    Naaa…

    • winniec

      Hezbollah is managed from Teheran and we know how sane they are.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Well, compared to ISIS…

  • BillyHW

    Not crying any tears of a Hezbollah vs. ISIS war.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Israel is likely to be “the last man standing” when the fighting in Syria is done. Since the 2006 war resulted in major devastation of Lebanese Shiite areas, Nasrallah has been all talk.

    • The Muslims are doing a great job of knocking themselves off.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        …if we could design guns that would only work in their own country, we’d be laffin’…

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Hezzbollah seems rather eager to get into a suicidal fracas and do themselves some serious dying…maybe next month’s payroll from iran will be a bit more than late, and they need to thin their herd a little…get a few more kidneys and livers to sell to Pakistain….