Jarba slams Hezbollah military intervention in Syria

He blasted Hezbollah's "unlimited support to the killings and killers of the Syrian regime"

Jarba slams Hezbollah military intervention in Syria

The leader of the Syrian opposition asserted Sunday that their problems with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah stem from its military intervention in Syria, not political stances.

"What we are concerned about is Hezbollah's military intervention alongside [Syrian president] Bashar al-Assad's troops," Syrian National Coalition leader Ahmed al-Jarba told Anadolu Agency.

He blasted Hezbollah's "unlimited support to the killings and killers of the Syrian regime."

In a televised address on Saturday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah claimed the Syrian opposition takes an inimical stance toward his group because of its political position vis-à-vis the Syrian crisis, not because of its military intervention.

He alleged there was anger in Lebanon, not because Hezbollah decided a year and a half ago to send troops to fight alongside al-Assad, but because the group was late in doing this.

Nasrallah's earlier admission about sending troops into Syria had polarized the Lebanese society, where many people support the Syrian opposition.

Lebanon has since been rocked by a series of explosions, mostly targeting Hezbollah's interests.

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