April 13, 2018 / 4:04 PM / 11 days ago

Hezbollah says Israel's Syria strike puts it into fight with Iran

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Friday that Israel’s targeting of a Syrian air base on Sunday that killed some Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces was a “historic mistake”.

FILE PHOTO:Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is seen on a video screen as he addresses his supporters in Beirut, Lebanon February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo

“They (the Israelis) have committed a great folly and have put themselves into a direct fight with Iran,” said Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in a televised speech.

Reporting By Laila Bassam and Angus McDowall; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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