November 14, 2013
Shia fighters from Hezbollah will keep fighting in Syria’s conflict
alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces as long as necessary, the
group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said.
Hezbollah has helped turn the tide in Assad’s favour this year,
leading the recapture of the town of Qusair and fighting alongside
government forces south of Damascus and in the northern city of Aleppo.
“As long as the reasons [to fight in Syria] remain, our presence
there will remain,” Nasrallah said on Thursday in a speech in front of
tens of thousands of Lebanese Shia marking the religious ceremony of
Ashoura in southern Beirut.