Lebanon’s Hezbollah chief Nasrallah says group has never been stronger


BEIRUT, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah group has 100,000 educated fighters and the group has never been stronger, its chief, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, mentioned in a televised deal with on Monday, days after Beirut witnessed the worst avenue violence in over a decade.

Seven folks have been killed on Thursday when a gun battle erupted as protesters from the Shi’ite Hezbollah and Amal teams have been on their option to show in opposition to the lead investigator of the Beirut port blast.

Hezbollah has accused the Christian Lebanese Forces celebration (LF) of being accountable for Thursday’s violence, an accusation which its head, Samir Geagea, has denied.

“I advise the Lebanese Forces and its head to give up on this idea of civil war and internal strife completely,” Nasrallah mentioned. “Your calculations are wrong … the region has never seen a Hezbollah as strong as now.”

Reporting by Laila Bassam and Maha El Dahan; Editing by Leslie Adler

Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah attend a funeral of people who were killed in violence in Beirut on Thursday, in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo