Hezbollah says Aleppo fall means efforts to oust Assad have 'failed'

AFP , Friday 23 Dec 2016

The Syrian army's recapture of Aleppo has put an end to hopes that President Bashar al-Assad's regime could be ousted, the head of Lebanon's powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah said Friday.

"After Aleppo, one can comfortably say that the goal of regime downfall has failed," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address.

Hezbollah has intervened in Syria on behalf of Assad and fought alongside his forces in Aleppo.

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