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Report: Hezbollah Committed to Backing Assad to the End

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Hezbollah troops in Lebanon. Photo: Haaretz.

Only days after the first video of Hezbollah fighters in Syria surfaced, the Shiite terror organization has said it will continue to aid Bashar al-Assad in his battle against opposition forces.

Israel’s Channel 2, quoting an unnamed Kuwaiti newspaper, reported that Hezbollah officials said that they were committed to offering up as many fighters as was needed to help achieve victory. Claiming that it is necessary to protect Shiites living along the Lebanon-Syria border, one senior Hezbollah member was quoted as saying, “The organization is ready  for ‘holy war’ in order to curb the Syrian opposition forces, which consist of many active Sunni members from all over the Muslim world.”

Sunday, a Hezbollah official told Lebanon’s Daily Star that two members of the terror organization were killed and 17 of them were wounded in fighting over the weekend. The official added that the fighting took place in the Syrian town of Al- Qusayr, where a majority of Lebanese Shiites reside.  Also Sunday Syria’s main opposition group claimed that no less than 1,000 Hezbollah fighters had entered the country in the past 24 hours.

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