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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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See also Adel Darwish, Hezbullah and Israel: The Proxy War, MIDEASTNEWS, July 2006, http://www.
Syria Rebels face Collapse as Thousands flee North Aleppo On Friday the Syrian Arab Army and its Hezbullah and Iranian/ Afghan allies made further progress in taking the area just north of Aleppo.
The region, that is being wracked by hunger, has been under blockade for the last seven months, by opposition groups from within and by Hezbullah and Bashar Assad's forces from outside.
It also fears that Iran could increase its support for Hezbullah and other militant groups as international sanctions are gradually lifted under a July nuclear deal that Moscow helped negotiate between Tehran and world powers.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army troops backed by Hezbullah forces and Russian Air Force pushed backed Takfiri terrorists on Thursday, and gained full control over Tal Al-Eis in the strategic Aleppo province.
Two days ago, Aytac Baran, the chairman of a charity affiliated with the Free Cause Party (HE-da-Par), which draws sympathizers from Hezbullah, was shot dead in Diyarbakyr.
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.
Neither was the statement of his ally, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbullah, Hassan Nasrallah, on the same day that "the phase of bringing down the regime or bringing down the (Syrian) state is over.
A resident of the area, Shah Mohammad, said Taliban commanders Qari Aman, Hezbullah and Niamatullah were leading the insurgency in Qush Tepa district.
Due to the concerns of the role of the Hezbullah we have agreed to designate its military wing on the list of terrorist organisations," EU High Representative Catherine Ashton told a press conference at the end of the meeting.
The party condemned the frenzied campaign against Hezbullah that has been on since its victory in the war against the Israeli enemy in 2006.
Other participants included Dr Nazir Ahmad Haidarzada, member of Herat provincial council, Atifi Mansori and Mohammad Ali Qoldarwazaee, leader of Afghanistan's Hezbullah party.