İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO-26.08.2017- Secretary General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah told in a TV program that they try to clear the border between Syria and Lebanon from Deash. In his speech, he informed audiences about simultaneous operations of Lebanese army called ‘’Dawn of the Mountains’’ in the North eastern region and Hezbollah’s activities against Deash.
He said ‘’ Our main goal is to clean the border from Deash militants . If we remove terrorists from the border and send them into inner regions of Syria, soldiers of the Lebanese Amry could be able to go home well’’.
He also touched on the operation continues in cooperation with the Regime army and stated ‘’ If we could achieve, Deash would be smashed into Daez ez -Zor’’. He added ‘’ In this sense, the terrorist organization would be more aggressive and costs would be higher’’.
Moreover, he asserted that Deash tried to have communication with Hezbollah regarding co-operating military action with the regime in Kalamun. He worded ’’ if we could be able to have consensus on all matters, we would introduce a ceasefire but only after the agreement’’.
The operation ‘’ Dawn of the Mountains’’ has started on 19th of August. Till now, 5 Lebanese soldiers were dead, 17 injured.