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Hezbollah: Forces Party seeks civil war in Lebanon

Supporters of Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement, watch him speak through a giant screen at a mosque in Beirut on 1 November 2019 [AFP/Getty Images]
Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shia Muslim Hezbollah movement, speaks through a giant screen at a mosque in Beirut on 1 November 2019 [AFP/Getty Images]

The Lebanese Christian Forces party is seeking to drag the country into a civil war, Hezbollah chief, Hasan Nasrallah, warned yesterday.

Speaking at a funeral of Hezbollah members killed during violent clashes on Thursday, Nasrallah accused the party of "killing protesters."

Addressing the head of the party, Samir Geagea, Nasrallah said: "Don't miscalculate. Be wise and behave. Learn a lesson from all your wars and all our wars."

"The real agenda of the Lebanese Forces party is the civil war because it leads to the displacement of Christians and confines them to a certain area, and thus the establishment of a Christian canton dominated by the Forces party where there is no room for anyone else," he said.

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Nasrallah added that Hezbollah has 100,000 trained fighters, in a warning that appears to show the strength of the group, even against the Lebanese armed forces which amount to 85,000.

Tensions over the investigation into the Beirut blast have led to violence in Beirut, with seven killed in the violence that stemmed from the protests last week.

At least six people have been killed in a shooting during a a protest in Beirut, Lebanon – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/Middle East Monitor]

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