Hezbollah leader says Mosul victory major step towards destroying IS group

Reuters , Tuesday 11 Jul 2017

Hassan Nasrallah
File Photo: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (AFP)

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday that the defeat of Islamic State group in Mosul was a "great step" that would pave the way to eliminating the group.

In comments broadcast on the Lebanese Shia group's Manar television station, Nasarallah also said the routing of the militants from their Iraqi stronghold would have "great repercussions" on the broader fight against the group across the region. 

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