Sheikh Qassem stressed in a radio program that Hezbollah’s action blocked the Takfiri militants’ drive into Lebanon from Syria and helped the Syrian government fight off the Takfiri terrorists.
According to Al-Ahed news website, the Lebanese official also emphasized that the battle against Israel is still Hezbollah’s top priority.
Takfiri groups are in fact an arm of the Zionist regime of Israel and that is why the campaign against Takfiris will be an inseparable part of Hezbollah’s fight against Israel, he explained.
Earlier in June, the Syrian army backed by fighters from Hezbollah made significant gains and tightened the noose around the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group al-Nusra Front near the Syrian town of Flitah in Qalamoun.
The joint forces managed to retake control of a number of hilltops overlooking the border, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists in the region.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists currently controlling parts of it, mostly in the east.