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Hezbollah

A Shi'a Muslim political party and paramilitary organization in Lebanon. Hezbollah was established in the 1980s in response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. It operates a number of social services, though some countries regard it as a terrorist organization. It was responsible for the capture and killing of two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid, an incident that led to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War. This war, and Hezbollah's response to it, increased the organization's popularity in Lebanon among Sunni Muslims, Christians and others.
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The Syrian regime, Daesh and the Iranian and Hezbullah militias are killing the Syrians now.
and Hezbullah embarrassed Power crisis in street: Hariri and Aoun are equal AL-MUSTAQBAL: Cabinet hinders disruption and approves hospital article and "mechanism" under discussion after Fitr Aoun's supporters attack Army.
Last Wednesday, Aytac Baran, the chairman of the Knowledge, Service, Solidarity and Research Association (Yeni yhya-Der) that is affiliated with HE-da-Par, which draws sympathizers from Hezbullah, was shot dead in Diyarbakyr.
Al-Riyadh newspaper ridiculed Hezbullah and its leader, describing him as the Persian agent in Lebanon and saying that his party is disabling the Lebanese government and hindering the election of a President for the country.
Earlier Thursday, Lebanese Hezbullah, also, condemned the terrorist attack in Tunisia.
On the Kingdom's relations with Lebanon following the summoning of its Charge d'Affaires to Bahrain yesterday and asking his country to condemn the "hostile" statements made by the Secretary-General of the terrorist Hezbullah Hassan Nasrullah towards Bahrain, the Minister said that Lebanon is a brotherly country with which the Kingdom holds long-standing fraternal relations.
Meanwhile, heavy clashes are raging in the Damascus Jobar neighborhood between the regime's troops, supported by the National Defense Force and Lebanese Hezbullah on one hand, and the Islamic Brigade and the Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front fighters on the other.
He said that the Hamas, Hezbullah and Taliban were fighting for the real cause of Muslim Ummah, adding that if the rulers of Muslim countries are not play their due role in this regard, then those Muslim fighters came into play for safeguarding the Muslims' interest.
Forming a Lebanese government without Hezbullah and its pro-Syria coalition has failed.
PUL-I-KHUMRY (Pajhwok): Security forces held four rebels associated with the notorious Hezbullah group with weapons and ammunitions in the Pul-i-Hesar district of northern Baghlan province, an official said Tuesday.
Not only is Assad gaining militarily in Syria and politically as a result of the chemical weapons deal, Hezbullah also feels that its growing stature as an ally of Assad's means the ability to assert itself politically in Lebanon.
It is true also that the Iranian pronounced "Vilayat-e Faqih" leadership of the Shiites outside Iran threatens to encourage the large Shiite minority sitting on the oil fields in the east of the country, or the Shiite majority in neighbouring Bahrain, or the large minority of the Zaidi Houthis in northern Yemen just across the southern border of the kingdom, to follow the example of Hezbullah of their Shiite brethren in southern Lebanon in seeking the military and political support of Iran in their decades long struggle to end social, political and economic marginalization; hence the Saudi military intervention in Bahrain.