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Racist Le Pen Scraps Meeting with Muslim Leader over Headscarf


Marine Le Pen stands in front of the logo of the Christian Lebanese Forces party, Maarab, Lebanon Feb. 21, 2017.

  • Racist Islamophobic Marine Le Pen stands in front of the logo of the Christian Lebanese Forces party, Maarab, Lebanon Feb. 21, 2017. | Photo: Reuters

France’s far-right presidential candidate has campaigned for a public ban on Muslim headscarves and refused to wear one during a meeting in Lebanon.

The ongoing debate in France about headscarves for religious purposes has taken another twist, this time in Lebanon. Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting scheduled for Tuesday with one of Lebanon’s top Muslim leaders because she refused to wear a headscarf.

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Le Pen was due to meet with Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian, who is the top cleric for Sunni Muslims in the country. However, after Le Pen arrived at the Grand Mufti’s office, she was offered a headscarf by an aide and told that it was customary in Lebanon.

Le Pen reportedly returned to her car and said that she had previously met with the grand mufti of Al-Azhar in Egypt without wearing a headscarf.

“You can pass on my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up,” Le Pen said, according to Reuters.

The grand mufti’s office said that it was surprised by Le Pen’s reaction because her staff had been already told about the headscarf requirement.

“The mufti’s office regrets this inappropriate behavior in such meetings,” the leader’s press office said in a statement.

Le Pen’s two-day visit to France’s former colony has been seen as a way to boost her foreign policy image as well as target the votes of French citizens of Lebanese descent, many who fled to France following a civil war.

The headscarf debate has been swirling in France for some time and headscarf restrictions are viewed by many French conservatives as upholding secularism. Le Pen plans to ban Muslim headscarves in all public spaces in France. The country already prohibits public service employees and high school students from wearing headscarves.

In the midst of the recent terrorist attack in the country, a number of cities and municipalities also banned women from wearing the “burkini,” a bathing suit that covers the body and the face and is popular with Muslim women.

France will hold its first round of presidential elections in April, and Le Pen’s National Front Party has seen an upsurge in support for her anti-immigration and eurosceptic platform.

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Le Pen has proposed leaving the euro zone, taxing imports and on-the-job contracts for foreigners, lowering the retirement age and making foreigners pay for their children to go to schools free to French citizens.

Le Pen is not the first politician to refuse to wear a headscarf while visiting another country. Other female political figures, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton caused controversy by refusing to wear headscarves while visiting Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime.


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Sayyed Nasrallah: Victorious Hezbollah Not Afraid of “Foolish” President at White House

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Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed on Sunday that the party, which has always emerged victorious from all the wars and challenges, is not afraid of the US “foolish” president Donald Trump.

Sayyed Nasrallah maintained that the former US president Barack Obama was hypocritical in a way that his administration created ISIL to distort the image of Islam, Coran and the Prophet; supported Saudi war on Yemen, starving thousands of the Yemenis; and backed the oppressive regime in Bahrain.

“Trump has not come up with anything new. He just revealed the real face of the racist, oppressive and ugly US administration,” Sayyed Nasrallah added, “We have to thank him for this.”

Commenting on some media reports and journalistic articles which mentioned that Hezbollah is worried and afraid of the advent Trump, Sayyed Nasrallah reiterated that the Resistance defeated the Zionist and NATO enemy in 1982 despite its weaknesses, adding that the party has been  emerging victorious from all the wars and military challenges imposed by the Zio-American foes in 1985, 2000, 2006 and currently in Syria.

His eminence asserted that the religious belief held by Hezbollah makes victory inevitable, adding that neither Trump nor his ancestors can mess with our faith.

“We consider that having a foolish president at the White House as good news to the vulnerable people across the world.”

During Hezbollah ceremony to commemorate the party late official Sheikh Hussein Obeid, Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that the party supports any the ceasefire agreement in Syria concluded in Astana, denying the media reports which accused Hezbollah of rejecting the truce.


During Hezbollah ceremony to commemorate the party late official Sheikh Hussein Obeid in Baalbek city in northeastern Lebanon, Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that the party supports the ceasefire agreement concluded in Astana and the reconciliation pacts among the Syrians in Syria, denying the media reports which accused Hezbollah of rejecting the truce.

Sayyed Nasrallah added that the countries themselves which own those media outlets are still funding and arming the armed groups to continue the war in Syria.

Sayyed Nasrallah also pointed out that Iran stands by any political settlement to end the crisis in Syria, adding that Hezbollah has contributed to the internal reconciliations in Syria.

His eminence noted that Hezbollah has worked with the Syrian government and a number of countries to treat the hard conditions of the besieged towns like Foua, Kefraya, Zabadani, Madaya and others.

Sayyed Nasrallah said that there are no forced demographic changes in Syria and called on Muslim, Arab and independent delegations to visit Syria to verify that there are no demographic changes, adding that these lies are aimed at sectarian incitement.

The countries and the media outlets which promote such reports lost all the logical reasons for continuing the war so they resort to such lies and claims, according to Sayyed Nasrallah.

Sayyed Nasrallah also tackled the issue of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, saying that the military victories in Syria, the last of which in Aleppo, have opened the door for national reconciliations in Syria and turned vast areas of Syria into safe regions.

“This is based on observations, not reports.”

Sayyed Nasrallah said the Syrian refugees issue pressures all the Lebanese who must tackle it in a humanitarian way, asking whether it is suitable to keep begging for international aid in face of this crisis or to cooperate to return most refugees to their towns, villages, cities and homes.

Sayyed Nasrallah called on Lebanon government to communicate with the Syrian authorities in order to provide the suitable conditions for the refugees to return to Syria, adding that the fear of vengeance can be eliminated by sending verification committees to the Syrian towns which witnessed reconciliation to see how all the Syrians, even by the ex-fighters, are living peacefully.

“We will be told that these people fear to return out of concern over the regime’s vengeance, and I tell them that they can go to Syria to live in security and safety.”

Hezbollah leader stressed that the party is ready to help the Lebanese government which must end its stubbornness and talk to the Syrian government regarding this file.
“Why do you contact the states which created ISIL and al-Nusra and you don’t communicate with the Syrian government to address a humanitarian file of this importance?”

Drawing a general conclusion about the situation in Syria, Sayyed Nasrallah mentioned the following points:

1. The main threat to the very existence of the state in Syria is repelled.
2. The possibility that the terrorist groups control Syria is eliminated to a large extent, knowing that the remaining part of the territories controlled by ISIL is mainly desert.
3. Turkey, which had supported and funded ISIL, decided to fight it for the terrorist group has struck the Turkish cities.
4. The US administration vowed to eradicate ISIL established by the former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
5. The Europeans have decided to seriously fight ISIL.
6. The whole world discovered that “hotel” opposition does not represent the field stance and that the so-called “moderate” armed groups are a small portion of the terrorist groups which control swathes of territories.

Based on what was mentioned, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that, after Aleppo victory, the course of the crisis in Syria has been changing, adding that all the world decided to fight whom Hezbollah has moved to battle for six years.


Domestically, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted the importance of approving an electoral law which adopts proportionality, considering that it is fair and gives all the parties their real representation.

Sayyed Nasrallah added that the majority electoral law is exclusionary, calling on all the Lebanese parties to sustain the political stability in Lebanon and hold the parliamentary elections.

Hezbollah leader also hailed the efforts exerted by the political and security authorities in Lebanon to protect it from all the dangers, stressing the vitality of keeping the security stability in the country.

Sayyed Nasrallah also called on the government to avoid imposing taxes on the poor in Lebanon, calling on the cabinet, which is mulling the budget, to cope with corruption which is wasting the public funds.

Late Hezbollah Official Sheikh Hussein Obeid

Sayyed Nasrallah started his speech by lamenting the late official Sheikh Hussien Obeid, highlighting his contributions to Hezbollah establishment as well as his jihadi and scholarly feats.

“Sheikh Hussein Obeid joined the pious, jihadi movement since its beginning. He was the guru and the problem-solver whom people used to resort to.”

“Sayyed Nasrallah: Sheikh Hussein Obeid was one of the nine members of the establishing board of Hezbollah in 1982.”

Hezbollah Commemoration Ceremony

The ceremony started with a blessed recital of Holy Coran verses before broadcasting a video that shows the main contribution of the late official.

Sheikh Abdul Karim Obeid, the late official’s son, also delivered the family’s speech which elegized Sheikh Hussein.

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The 33 Days War


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A Documentary about what took place in July 2006 in Lebanon

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Nasrallah explains why Syria & Assad are crucial to Middle East war aims


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War in Lebanon Coming to a Theatre Near You


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Two weeks ago, word went out.  Israel informed the US and Britain, other nations as well, that Turkey even though a NATO member, has to be disarmed.  Turkey is out of ammunition, something Erdogan’s enemies in the army and defense organizations saw to.  Turkey can’t move against al Bab, their tanks are fueled but disarmed, their artillery silent.  A game is afoot.The question will be not if there will be war under the neocon takeover of America but where.  With announcements of Trump instituting the Hillary threatened “no fly zones” in Syria, ostensibly to protect hated Syrian refugees and to protect the “moderate head choppers” from Assad and Russia, all campaign rhetoric is gone.

This isn’t unilaterialism, it is submission.  Is this why there are moves afoot in Congress to take the US out of the UN?  Is this why NATO is under attack and now even that magical relationship with Russia is on the rocks, a baby aborted only hours before its birth.

War is coming in Lebanon, Netanyahu, under siege by multiple corruption scandals isn’t just at the eleventh hour of his career, or even the thirteenth. The war, ostensibly is going to be against Hezbollah and it won’t be a secret to anyone that Netanyahu is going to sacrifice 200 Israeli tanks and their crews to save himself from a prison sentence.

However, his ambitions lie further afield – Israel’s real prize has always been, not Syria, not Greater Israel, not the empty expanses of sand nor the oil that lies beneath. The Romans knew it, even the Greeks knew it – the centre of the universe is the Anatolian peninsula.

All roads lead to and through Turkey. Oil and gas pipelines, a massive arms industry, an educated and capable population, Europe’s food supply and what had once been the keystone for NATO to block Russia’s expansion.

Let’s take a moment out and discuss Israel realistically.  This is a nation that has never suffered an attack by ISIS or any of the al Qaeda groups.  We note that here because it is telling in light of President Trump’s statements to Egypt’s Sisis in support of Syria’s Assad.

Within minutes, Netanyahu blew a fuse, preparing a message for Trump to be delivered by “go-between” Rudi Giuliani, reputed by some to have helped Saudi Arabia and Israel cover up the real nature of the 9/11 attacks, as FBI investigation documents leaked to VT reveal.  Anyway, back to Assad and on to the war in Lebanon:

If Assad is fighting terrorism “heroically” as Trump says, he is also fighting Israel for if one fights ISIS or al Nusra  or whatever they are calling themselves these days, ignoring that these groups are Israeli supplied and even commanded ignores reality.

For those who have access to classified intel, classified by Syria and Iraq, not the made-up American stuff, lies to be leaked or to deceive a military long since in its dotage, so much becomes clear.  Israelis have died fighting for ISIS, 84 one day alone, May 2-3, 2013 off Latakia, Syria when a Dolphin submarine that picked up intelligence teams involved in Sarin gas attacks in Syria was destroyed by a homing torpedo dropped by a Syrian helicopter.  This is real, it happened, it was reported and then quickly scrubbed from the news.

What is fed the public is something else, a public led around by CNN’s fake news or the newer “alternative facts,” which news agencies are told they are prohibited from calling “lies.”  Who “prohibits” news agencies?

To understand Lebanon, you must accept the reality of Israel even to the point of, and this is difficult in a world of lies and bizarre conspiracy theories, looking at events like those that took place in Paris in 2015, the infamous “Charlie Hebdo” false flag street theatre.  When Netanyahu hijacked the memorial walk a few days later, the video of bloodless high powered close range executions and steel core bullets that left concrete untouched became obvious:

Cameras at ground level portray Netanyahu leading millions in memorial march, Paris 2015

Here is another shot from the event itself, which upon examination by ballistics experts, was deigned to be staged with fairly dangerous blanks.  This is a video still taken at the moment of an “execution” of a police officer, perhaps the most hideous staged video event in history:

French police official Herlic Fredou, who took exception at this “crime scene” and other irregularities decided to kill himself before making this public in a press conference.

We only bring this up now because we aren’t going to allow real events to be buried under the sludge of the alt-right’s continual flow of garbage which is orchestrated in Tel Aviv.

In another timely event, we turn to things we will discuss below.  Here we find the Turkish Army, one of the most powerful in the world, having their German built Leopard tanks handed over to ISIS, “captured” as it were, and getting their tails kicked by a ragtag gang of, what we repute to be Israeli led terrorists.

Problem being is that the Turkish Army, long infiltrated by Gulenites allied to Israel, is handing over its weapons to ISIS and even destroying its own ammunition stockpiles while Israel blocks this NATO nation from buying artillery and tank rounds to continue their newfound war against real terrorism.

It’s Turkey that is being targeted, why the coup attempt and why Trump is being pulled in opposite directions, serving Israel while faced with the possibility of being forced to walk away from his promise to destroy ISIS, an Israeli run organization.

As Jim W. Dean so often says, “You just can’t make this ‘stuff’ up.”

Now the stakes are higher, much higher. The deal between Russia, Turkey and Syria has made Trump’s slavish friendship to Netanyahu inconsequential; there will never be an American military presence to defend Israel. Trump’s own policies and rhetoric, such as they are, has made that a redline for impeachment, even among the onetime party faithful, Congresses bought-and-paid-for ‘Israel-firsters’.

Gulen is Netanyahu’s Boy

As Erdogan began to take note that Gulen’s American tenure was far more about Mossad than CIA, the Israeli press began a clumsy and far too obvious smear campaign against Gulen, intended to deceive Erdogan. Gulen has been a prime Israeli asset in the following ways:

  • His followers in the Turkish Army, co-trained with Israel for years, were not only behind the failed 2016 coup attempt, they continue to sabotage Turkish military operations against ISIS in Syria.
  • More Gulenites in the Turkish Army, and they still control key logistic, intelligence and command functions, despite Erdogan’s purge, are behind the recent infighting in the Idlib province of Syria which has seen the FSA attacked by former Al-Qaeda ‘rebels’. Weapons and jihadis still freely transit Turkey.
  • Idlib is important because it is the anvil on which the alliance between Hezbollah and Damascus may be rent asunder. Israel wants to draw Hezbollah into a war in Lebanon, the precursor for this plan has been Israel’s continual negotiations with Moscow to deny Hezbollah air defences and their continual attacks on any suspected Hezbollah air defence systems within Syria, even inside the city of Damascus.

Israel is on Russia’s shitlist, Netanyahu’s only leverage with Russia now is through Trump, Israel’s role in running the day-to-day war against Syria and Iraq, building the now splintered Turkey-Qatar-Saudi alliance against Iran, will have new life under Trump. Trump’s real power to end Russian sanctions or even recognise Crimea as Russian or to gut NATO on Russia’s behalf as General Flynn has suggested, emanates not from a desire for a global partnership, but something far more sinister.

As long as Russia is in Syria and allied with Turkey and Iran, with Qatar, the Gulf States and even Saudi Arabia re-assessing their anti-Iranian stances, Israel’s fate sits in the hands of Mr. Putin. Mr Putin’s fate balances on the edge of a knife as well, with Russia’s flagging economy hanging over his head like the sword of Damocles.

Thus we return to the hypothesis of Preston James – a multi-generational Khazarian Mafia which may well now control the White House, the American House of Representatives (but not Senate) and the United States Supreme Court. Spineless and easy-controlled grocery clerk general ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, under the thumb of America’s real ‘Taliban Madman’ General Jerry Boykin, give Israel and Netanyahu the ability to wield American military power against any enemy, even the United States.

The upcoming war in Lebanon, which we are tying to prevent through this article, we admit that agenda, yes we would “prevent a war” if possible, is the last play Israel has.  Trump can’t really bail them out, no matter the fact that Trump’s son in law is a fanatic Zionist and now listed among Trump’s prime advisors, being essentially the same pack of Neocon’s that aided Bush globalist ambitions to destroy the Middle East and American economy at the same time.

What should have been announced, America reopening the Damascus embassy, closed only temporarily, has been shelved for that other embassy, the one that can’t legally be put in Jerusalem, that if done, makes American a pariah criminal state, recognizing occupied territory as part of a Jewish only state, violation of the Geneva Convention.

With no vision, no plan, no position in the world of its own under no leadership whatsoever, all that is left, as the mind numbing ignorance of those taking power have made clear, is Armageddon, pushing forward Israel’s ambitions, letting them control the oil, the pipelines, to destabilize Turkey and the Caucasus, and push India and Pakistan into nuclear conflict, something Israel has had at the top of its agenda now since Netanyahu appeared on the scene.

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Hezbollah: Arab States Give More Support to Syria Militants Than Palestinians

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    A youth watches Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speaking on television inside an electronics shop in the port city of Sidon. | Photo: Reuters
Nasrallah also blasted extremist groups and called on Muslims worldwide to fight “takfiris.”

The leader the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah called out Arab nations in the region for the support given to Syrian armed opposition groups, saying these have far outweighed support given to Palestinians fighting for statehood.

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“The support offered by Arab states to militants in Syria over the past six years goes beyond the level of assistance provided to Palestinians in 60 years,” Hassan Nasrallah told supporters via a video link from the Lebanese capital city of Beirut.

Hezbollah has been supporting the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad in its fight against armed opposition groups since 2012. The Lebanese group has reportedly lost up to 1,500 fighters, predominantly fighting the most radical elements in Syria including the al-Qaida-affiliated al Nusra.

Nasrallah also blasted extremist groups and called on Muslims worldwide to fight “takfiris.”

“Our religion and our prophet Muhammad have been greatly abused within the last years. Takfiris are those who have been abusing our religion and our prophet, because they are committing their crime in the name of this religion and this prophet. Takfiris’ atrocities are real massacres on the humanitarian and cultural level,” Nasrallah said.

Nasrallah’s address comes days after Syrian forces completed the evacuation of Aleppo, signaling a major turning point in the brutal, six-year-long war that has ravaged the country.

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The Hezbollah secretary general said that while Syrian government forces allowed the evacuation of militants from eastern Aleppo, opposition fighters have not agreed to free civilians from areas under their control.

“Terrorist groups have not accepted a single deal to allow aid to reach Syrian civilians,” Nasrallah said.

Recent months have also seen advances for the political movement in their native Lebanon, where newly-minted President Michel Aoun is seen as an ally of Hezbollah.

Following the reclaiming of Aleppo by Assad government forces, attention has turned to the continued presence and involvement of foreign troops in the conflict, and the Lebanese resistance movement maintains its position of respecting Syrian self-determination.

“Syria’s future must be decided by Syrians themselves,” Nasrallah pointed out.

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Hezbollah Offers Condolences to Cuban Leadership, People over Castro Death

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Head of Hezbollah International Relations Department Sayyed Ammar Al-Moussawi phoned, on behalf of the party, the Cuban embassy in Beirut to offer condolences over the death of the major leader Fidel Castro.

Stressing that Castro has been always the minaret of the rebels across the world.

Al-Moussawi expressed his full trust that the revolutionary leadership in Cuba will continue following the path of the late leader Castro.

Source: Al-Manar Website

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Revealed: Here are the Politicians who Control Lebanon’s Banking Sector

I’ve Got the Power: Mapping Connections between Lebanon’s Banking Sector and the Ruling Class

This paper explores the extent to which local commercial banks in Lebanon are linked to the country’s political class, and how this impacts their efficiency and sovereign risk exposure.

By compiling detailed ownership and political affiliation data on the major 20 commercial banks in 2014, the paper shows that as much as 18 out of the 20 banks have major shareholders linked to political elites, and 43% of assets in the sector could be attributed to political control. “Crony capital” within the banking sector is also shown to impact the quality of banks’ loans, and their exposure to public debt.

Download full paper here.

Below is a table extracted from the paper, showing the key political families that control more than 7 billion US$ equity in the banking sector:



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Nazi regime re-arrests British citizen 

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Israel re-arrests British citizen after he is cleared by military court

Nazi appeal court has ordered the re-arrest of a British citizen after he was cleared of assisting terrorist organisations by a military court, Anadolu reported on Friday.

It was alleged that the “confession” of Faiz Mahmoud Ahmed Sherari, a 49 year-old British-Lebanese citizen, was obtained by “coercion” by the internal security agency Nazi Gestapo ‘Shin Bet’. He was arrested during a four-day visit to the West Bank in September and accused of providing cash and mobile phones to Hamas, the Guardian said in a previous report.

Nazi Radio said that the court of appeal challenged the ruling of the first Nazi court in the illegally occupied West Bank. It did not say what will happen to Sherari.

Nazi judge in the trial earlier this month, Lieutenant Colonel Nazi Azriel Levy, criticised the pressure put on Sherari by Nazi Gestapo ‘Shin Bet’, noting that his rights had been violated. Reports revealed that he had been handcuffed painfully for an extended period as well as threatened. He was also prevented from seeing lawyer.

“There is no doubt that the defendant’s confession, which was given an hour after the end of his Shin Bet interrogation, was dramatically influenced by the method of interrogation,” the judge said in his ruling. “This included pained and prolonged shackling, threats and a blatant exploitation of the defendant’s demonstrated weakness.”

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‘Saudi Sanctions against Hezbollah Have Failed to Weaken the Party’



Deputy chief of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qawook

Deputy chief of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qawuq stressed on Saturday that the Saudi sanctions against the party have failed to weaken it, the state-run National News Agency reported on Saturday.

“The political developments and field achievements confirm the failure of the Saudi sanctions against Hezbollah, especially since Saudi Arabia wanted to weaken Hezbollah in Lebanon which has only grown stronger at the political, popular and military levels inside Lebanon and regionally,” said Qawuq.

“By renewing sanctions and terrorism ranking against Hezbollah in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia is but reflecting an outrage, despair and disappointment in the face of the Resistance, because the Saudi penalties have changed nothing of Hezbollah’s stances in Syria,” his eminence went on to say.

“Regardless of the pressures, we will not leave our national duty to protect our people and our nation, and we will complete the battle against takfiri terrorism, which has no choice but to be defeated in Syria, and we have no choice but to win.” added Qawuq.

He concluded: “The next phase that Lebanon is approaching will emphasize the strength of the strategic alliance between Hezbollah and Amal movement. Those who were betting on discord and division between the two were disappointed.

“If it was not for the Army, People and Resistance equation which Lebanon renews adherence to at this stage, and without the sacrifices of the Lebanese army and the resistance that has protected Lebanon from being sacked by the ISIL and al-Nusra Front, the Lebanese would not have had the chance to elect a president.”

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