The secretary general of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, has accused the United States of helping the ISIS terrorist group during the battle for the Syrian city of al-Bukamal.
“The US helped Daesh as much as it could in Bukamal short of directly engaging forces that fought to liberate the town from Daesh [ISIS],” the Hezbollah leader made the statement during a televised address to the Lebanese nation in capital city of Beirut on Monday.
Nasrallah added that the US provided ISIS an air cover during the clashes, sent its drones to Bukamal and provided ISIS with accurate intelligence. He added that US forces conducted electronic warfare against the Syrian Army and its allies there.
According to the statement, US forces also provided air transfer for ISIS commanders and facilitated their escape to the eastern bank of the Euphrates.
Nasrallah also rejected claims made by Arab foreign ministers that Hezbollah is arming Houthi forces in Yemen. He described these claims “ridiculous”.
“We have not sent any ballistic missiles or advanced weapons – not even guns – not to Yemen, not to Bahrain, not to Kuwait, not to Iraq … or any Arab country,” Nasrallah said. He added that Hezbollah does not own ballistic missiles.