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Hezbollah Leader Says His
Forces Will Remain in Syria

New York Times, by Alan Cowell and Anne Barnard

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Posted By:earlybird, 11/14/2013 9:07:07 AM

LONDON — The head of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group and political party, whose armed followers are fighting in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, pledged on Thursday that his forces would remain there as long as necessary. The leader, Hassan Nasrallah, spoke at a Shiite Muslim ceremony in his southern Beirut stronghold marking Ashura, (Snip)Mr. Nasrallah’s battle-hardened fighters joined the fray in Syria earlier this year to recapture a border town, and Mr. Assad’s foes say they have also been deployed on other fronts near Damascus, the capital, and Aleppo in the north.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 11/14/2013 10:05:59 AM     (No. 9612908)

Good. Some Lebanese farmer will be impregnating their women.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 11/14/2013 11:42:14 AM     (No. 9613119)

Duh.

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