Hezbollah welcomes Russian buildup in Syria, says U.S. has failed

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 25, 2015 2:39 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah on Friday welcomed Russia's military buildup in Syria in support of their mutual ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview with Al-Manar TV it was the failure of a U.S.-led campaign to defeat Islamic State that had pushed Russia to become directly involved in the conflict.

(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)