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Hezbollah condemns “triple aggression” against Syria

SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áLebanon’s Hezbollah condemned on Saturday the “triple aggression” of the United States and France over Syria, saying its justification was based on “failed comic plays.”

Hezbollah, which is fighting alongside government forces in Syria, which has been embroiled in a war since 2011, said in a statement that it “condemns with the utmost intensity the treacherous American-British trio of aggression against fraternal Syria.”

The party statement considered what happened “a flagrant violation of Syrian sovereignty and the dignity of the Syrian people and other peoples of the region, a clear completion of the recent Zionist aggression on Syria.”

He added that “aggression is a clear and direct support for the gangs of criminality, murder and terrorism, which has long sponsored and funded and provided them with the reasons of financial support, political and media, and enter to support whenever defeated by the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army in the field.”

The party considered that “the pretexts and justifications on which the people of the new tripartite aggression were based are illusory pretexts that are unreasonable and logical and based on failed comic plays that they have prepared and used in the service of the criminal aggression machine.”

He considered that these justifications “represent the very recklessness and humiliation of what is left of the United Nations and the Security Council and the so-called international community.”

In its statement, Hezbollah declared its “unequivocal stand on the side of the Syrian people, its leadership and its brave people,” praising “the response of the air defense forces of the Syrian Arab army to the aggression.”

“The war that America is waging against Syria and against the people of the region and the movements of resistance and liberation will not achieve its goals, but the nation will emerge stronger, more determined, more faithful and more insistent on confrontation and victory,” he said.

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his country, in cooperation with Britain and France, had launched strikes against Syrian military installations following reports of an alleged chemical attack on April 7 in the opposition-held Duma area near Damascus.

For its part, the Syrian army announced that one hundred and ten rockets fired by what he described as “triple aggression” towards the objectives of Syria in Damascus and beyond.

“Our air defense systems have successfully addressed the missiles of aggression and most of them were shot down, while some of them were able to hit one of the buildings of the research center in Barzeh (east of Damascus), which includes an educational center and scientific laboratories, and limited damage to material,” the Syrian army’s general command said in a statement.

“The rocket route targeting a military post near Homs (central Syria) was blown up and one of the explosions wounded three civilians,” the statement said.

The United States and some Western countries accuse the Syrian army of using chemical weapons in the attack on the eastern city of Duma and vowed to retaliate.

The Syrian government denies the accusations and considers them “fabrications” used by the West to justify its attacks on the country.