Monday, 17 February 2014 - 10:46
Hezbollah vows victory against extremists in Syria
The chief of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, vowed yesterday, that the group would prevail against extremists fighting in neighbouring Syria.
Hezbollah, a staunch ally of the Syrian regime, has dispatched fighters to the conflict to bolster government troops, finally admitting their presence in April 2013.
Nasrallah has regularly defended the decision by saying Hezbollah is countering jihadist fighters, although extremists make up only a portion of those fighting against President Bashar al-Assad.