The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement said the offensive on the city of Aleppo was the "greatest battle" in Syria, pledging to dispatch more militiamen to support Syrian regime forces.
In remarks broadcast on the Shiite group's Al-Manar television, Hassan Nasrallah said his party would "increase our presence in Aleppo... because the real, strategic, greatest battle is in Aleppo and the surrounding area."
He spoke at a commemoration event for Mustafa Badreddine, a Hezbollah commander killed in an explosion on May 12 near Damascus international airport.
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