In a statement on Saturday, the Shia militant movement Hezbollah piled praise on Syria for repelling airstrikes earlier launched by the US, the UK and France against the Arab Republic, according to Reuters.
“The war that America is waging against Syria, against peoples of the region and resistance and liberation movements, will not realize its goals,” the statement said.
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It came amid reports about more than 100 missiles being launched by US warships at Syrian civilian and military targets earlier in the day after President Donald Trump issued a relevant order in response to the April 7 alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian city of Douma.
Most of the missiles were intercepted by the Syrian air defense forces, according to the country’s General Staff.
Earlier, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) cited Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as saying that Syria will never be intimidated by Trump’s threats to stage a missile strike on this Arab country, which he warned would have far-reaching consequences.
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