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Hezbollah leader vows to fight on in Syria

Hezbollah leader vows to fight on in Syria
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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has said his group will continue to fight inside Syria.

The leader of the Lebanese armed group vowed to keep supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against what he called the foreign plot to topple the government.

“We have made a decision – no matter that it was late – to get involved on the ground to counter the current plot being carried out on the Syrian soil and this decision was not spur of the moment,” declared Nasrallah.

The Shia group played a key role in taking back the strategic town of Qusair from the rebels last week. Hezbollah’s increased involvement in the conflict has heightened tensions between Shias and Sunnis in Lebanon, as many Lebanese Sunnis fight against Assad’s forces.