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Hezbollah reiterates support for Syria
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BEIRUT: The head of Hezbollah’s Shura Council, Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek, said over the weekend the resistance group would remain supportive of Syria in the face of conspiracies.

“Syria's only guilt is the support it has given to those who resist and we will stand by this country, its army, leadership and people so that it would remain in the face of all conspiracies aimed at tearing the [Arab] nation,” Yazbek said Sunday.

Yazbek spoke during a ceremony in Baalbek, east of Beirut, to commemorate the death of Ali al-Habesh who died during the July-August 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel.

Hezbollah has repeatedly voiced its support for President Bashar Assad’s government and repeated Damascus’ views that the country is facing a foreign conspiracy to topple Assad.

Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s secretary-general, has warned that any attack on Syria will engulf the entire region, hinting at possible interference by the resistance group.

Damascus has been under Arab and international pressure to end the crisis in its country and halt violence against protesters.

According to U.N. estimates, over 5,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since mid-March 2011. Syrian authorities deny targeting civilians, blaming “armed gangs” for their deaths.

Yazbek also reiterated Hezbollah’s rejection of any attempts to force the disarmament of the party, saying that Lebanon still faces an enemy on its border.

Hezbollah has maintained that the tripartite formula of “people, army and resistance” is the only optimal means to defend the country. The March 14 coalition has called on Hezbollah to disarm, or integrate its weapons with the Lebanese Army.

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