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‘ISIS wants Lebanon’

31 Aug, 2014

Sheikh Nabil Kaouk, the deputy head of Hezbollah’s executive council, says ignoring the threat of ISIS could allow the group to seize Lebanon:

The terrorist threat on Lebanon is actual, real and continuous. And whoever doubts or underestimates [this threat] is either ignorant or negligent, and he harms the high national interest of Lebanon … ISIS’s decision has been announced. Their pretended slogan is to create the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, which includes Lebanon.

He proposes a “tripartite” force to protect the country consisting of the military, the public and the “resistance”:

Whoever denies Hezbollah’s role in protecting [Lebanon is] oblivious to the truth.