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Lebanon will benefit from Daesh defeat: Hezbollah's Sheikh Nabil Qaouk

A Hezbollah supporter in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 23, 2017.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

BEIRUT: Deputy head of Hezbollah’s executive council Sheikh Nabil Qaouk said Sunday that the results of the war in Syria would shape the future of the region, and that Lebanon will not be intimidated by Israel’s moves.

“All the maneuvers made by Israel to build walls along the border with Palestine, and the aerial operations it carries out, do not succeed in scaring Lebanon,” Qaouk said, according to the state-run National News Agency.

While Israel is intensifying its actions on the ground in Syria, it cannot ignore Hezbollah’s growing influence, the Sheikh said – adding that the group is prepared to face any threat coming from Israel.

Qaouk also said that “the defeat of Daesh [ISIS] is deeply intertwined with the future and identity of the region and that Lebanon will be the first beneficiary” from the group’s eradication. “It is time to uproot the terrorist strongholds,” he said.

 

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