BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 A.M.) – Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a televised speech on Tuesday to congratulate the Iraqi force on their liberation of Mosul.
“The liberation of Mosul is a great step within the course of eliminating Da’esh (ISIL),” Nasrallah said in a televised speech.
Sayyed Nasrallah hailed the forces participating in the liberation of Mosul, including the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi).
“The Popular Mobilization Forces have become an integral part of the Iraqi’s armed forces,” the Hezbollah leader stated.
Moreover, Sayyed Nasrallah hailed the unity among all Iraqis, regardless of their religious and political beliefs.
“This victory is not just for the Iraqis, but also for the people of the region and elsewhere in the world, who are jeopardized by terrorism and who are fighting it,” he said.
“The region is before a historic chance that has been provided by the sacrifices of the Iraqis and the Syrians, and those who stood by them,” he indicated.
Not long after congratulating the Iraqi armed forces on their victory, Sayyed Nasrallah turned his attention to the issues in east Lebanon, where terrorist gangs loyal to the Islamic State (ISIL) and Al-Qaeda are wrecking havoc in the Beqa’a Governorate.
“There is a real problem in the outskirts of Arsal. Some suicide bombers come from there; the bombs and threats are still there,” he warned.
“This is the last time that I will be talking about this issue,” he said.
“We are convinced that it is time to end this threat, and we believe that this is the last chance.”
“Little time is still left in order to reach certain solutions,” he said, calling to seize this opportunity.
This warning by the Hezbollah leader comes just hours after his forces began amassing alongside the Syrian Army in the western countryside of Damascus.