Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Hadi al-Bahra welcomed the Arab states’ designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
Bahra said that the Syrian people are looking forward to the anti-terror coalition’s expanding of its operations in Syria to include all terrorist groups, including the foreign militias fighting on the side of the Assad regime. Bahra added that these Iranian-backed groups were sent to Syria to aid Assad and expand Iran’s influence, thus further fomenting sectarianism and extremist ideologies.
“It is unacceptable that the international community lists ISIS as a terrorist group while ignoring other groups whose terrorist practices outweigh any other organization fighting in Syria,” Bahra stressed.
“Hezbollah’s terrorist practices and its intervention in Syria on the side of the Assad regime have further destabilized the region and fueled the sectarian strife. It is a key partner for the Assad regime in the killing of more than 300,000 civilians in Syria.”
Bahra commended the resolve shown by the Arab Gulf countries with regard to labeling Hezbollah a terrorist group, especially Saudi Arabia who has taken the lead to counter Iran’s sectarian and subversive project in the region. (Source: Syrian Coalition)