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Syria to supply strategic weapons: Hezbollah
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Nasrallah(6).jpgSyria will supply “game-changing” weapons to Hezbollah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement has said.
“Syria will give the resistance special weapons it never had before,” Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech on Thursday. “We mean game-changing,” The Associated Press reported.  
Nasrallah said the shipments of new types of weapons would serve as the Syrian reaction to Israel's recent airstrikes on Syria. 
“This is the Syrian strategic reaction,” said Nasrallah of future weapons shipments.
“This is more important than firing a rocket or carrying out an airstrike in occupied Palestine,” he said. 
He also said that the Israeli airstrikes against Syria were meant to force the country to abandon resistance against Israel.
Nasrallah stated the attacks were part of an ongoing Israeli campaign to prevent the resistance from becoming stronger. 
“With regards to the Israeli strikes on Syria, the Israeli enemy is seeking to achieve its aims, one of which is to exclude and eliminate it as a factor within the ongoing resistance against Israel,” he stated.
“Israel knows that the source of strength of the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine is Syria. That is why it wants to remove it from the resistance front,” Nasrallah pointed out. 
On May 5, Syria said the Israeli regime had carried out an airstrike targeting a research center in a suburb of Damascus, following heavy losses of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups inflicted by the Syrian army. According to Syrian media reports, Israeli rockets struck the Jamraya Research Center. 
It was the second time that Israeli rockets hit the Jamraya Research Center. The facility was first hit in an Israeli airstrike in January. 
The leader of the Lebanese resistance movement also said that the Syrian leadership has strong nerves, and has foiled Israel’s plots through a wise, logical, and strategic approach. 
“Syria has a wise leadership that oversees the battle with the Israelis through a strategic mind,” he noted. 
Nasrallah also said Hezbollah has been enjoying a strong support from Syria, like that of no other Arab country. 
He went on to say that the Lebanese movement will stand by the Syrian resistance against Israel, specifically in its struggle to free the Golan Heights, referring to the part of the Syrian territory, which is under Israeli occupation. 
Nasrallah said Hezbollah has the capability to obtain what he described as unique weapons that could be used to defend Lebanon against the enemies. 
The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence. 
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals. 
In an interview recently broadcast on Turkish television, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that if the militants take power in Syria they could destabilize the entire Middle East region for decades. 
“If the unrest in Syria leads to the partitioning of the country, or if the terrorist forces take control… the situation will inevitably spill over into neighboring countries and create a domino effect throughout the Middle East and beyond,” he added.

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