Syria: Takfiri Fanatics, Militants Aim to Divide Shia, Sunni Muslims — Nasrallah

July 3, 2013


Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the Takfiri militants fighting in Syria are seeking to divide Shia and Sunni Muslims.

Discussing the Syria conflict with the members of the Lebanese resistance movement, Nasrallah said the al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri militants were trying to sow discord between Shia and Sunni Muslims in Syria.

Nasrallah, however, added that the Syrian government would eventually end the conflict with victory.

Last month, the members of the resistance movement fought alongside Syrian government forces in the strategic border town of al-Qusayr, an important center and supply route for the foreign-sponsored militants.

On June 14, Nasrallah said that the presence of Hezbollah members in Syria was aimed at defending the Syrian and Lebanese people against extremists. He also said that there was an American, Israeli and Takfiri project to destroy not only Syria but the entire region.

Syria has been gripped by unrest since March 2011; and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security forces, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says the West and its regional allies, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants.

Several international human rights organizations have said that the militants operating in Syria are committing war crimes.