The United States has demanded the ‘immediate’ withdrawal of the forces of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah from Syria.
The spokesperson for the US Department of State, Jen Psaki, said on Wednesday, “This is an unacceptable and extremely dangerous escalation. We demand that Hezbollah withdraw its fighters from Syria immediately. ” On May 25, Hezbollah Secretary - General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah defended the resistance movement’s decision to fight along with the Syria army against the militants in the town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border. TheWashington Post reported in April that the US had “expanded and accelerated” the training of some 3,000 militants from the terrorist Free Syrian Army, which began in 2012 in Jordan. The United States has provided indirect military support to the militants in Syria. Syria has been gripped by turmoil since March 2011 and the foreign-sponsored militancy has taken its toll on the lives of many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on May 18 that militants from 29 different countries were fighting against the government in different parts of the country. Meanwhile, Takfiri militants from around seventeen countries are also carrying out terrorist activities against civilians, including women and children, in Syria with the funding of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and the support of the Turkish government. The Takfiris have also destroyed several ancient and religious sites in some parts of Syria over the past months.