Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah speaks during a ceremony in Beirut's southern suburbs, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah voiced support Monday for former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's call for a national strategy to fight terrorism, while exhorting the Lebanese Army to get ready to face threats from Islamist militants near the border with Syria when winter ends.Nasrallah was responding to Hariri, who called for such a plan in a speech Saturday, noting that terrorism is a common enemy.The Hezbollah chief warned of attacks by ISIS and the Nusra Front when the snow melts along Lebanon's border with Syria where the two groups are entrenched. He called on the Lebanese Army to prepare to face jihadi threats. Nasrallah called for coordination between the Syrian and Lebanese governments and their armies to face the jihadi threats and the Syrian refugee crisis, saying Lebanon should not be wary of a re-emergence of Syrian tutelage over the country, describing it as a thing of the past.Nasrallah warned that the takfiri movement represented by ISIS posed a threat to all governments, regimes, peoples and armies in the world.Nasrallah offered support for the Bekaa Valley security plan launched last week, saying that its implementation came late.
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