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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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Founded in November 1997, the Lebanese Brigades of Resistance to the [Israeli] Occupation, as the Saraya was originally known, were emblematic of Hizb Allah's attempt to broaden its demographic appeal among a wider spectrum of the Lebanese body politic.
Given Syria's centrality to another indispensable resistance ally, Hizb Allah, one official Iranian source said that those who believe that Rouhani can alter Tehran's patronage of Hizb Allah are "either naive or daydreamers-Whoever the president is, whoever the ministers are, Hizb Allah will still be the same Hizb Allah to Iran.
This article focuses on the military aspects of Hizb Allah's intervention in Syria.
This article analyzes the activities of the IMN, the Quds Force, and Hizb Allah in Nigeria and West Africa.
The second possible way for non-state actors to gain access to CWs is if the Syrian regime provides the weapons to a group such as Hizb Allah. This concept of "indebtedness" suggests that the al-Assad regime could hypothetically give Hizb Allah CWs to maintain their current or future support, or in an effort to hide CWs from international inspectors.
That mosque is where Sheik Salem Rafei, a Salafi cleric opposed to Lebanon's militant Shi'ite Hezbollah group, usually prays." The Tripoli bombings come a week after a car bomb killed 24 people in Hizb Allah's southern Beirut stronghold on August 15, an attack that was blamed on Salafists.--Voice of America, August 23
Iran could not achieve its goals in Syria without Lebanese Hizb Allah. Nicholas Blanford's article shows that the group's performance during the battle of Qusayr was a game-changer in the conflict, stopping the momentum of the rebels and showcasing the group's ability to execute offensive operations in an urban environment.
Although the picture is still unclear, since the beginning of the civil war in Syria Israel has attacked a shipment of surface-to-surface missiles traveling from Iran to Hizb Allah near al-Hamah on January 29, 2013, (18) a shipment of sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry (probably Iran's Fateh-110) that was stationed in a warehouse at Damascus International Airport and was intended for Hizb Allah on May 3, 2013, (19) and Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center near Damascus on May 5, 2013, a facility possibly involved in the development of biological and chemical weapons.
Given Syria's centrality to another indispensable resistance ally, Hizb Allah, one official Iranian source said that those who believe that Rouhani can alter Tehran's patronage of Hizb Allah are "either naive or daydreamers.Whoever the president is, whoever the ministers are, Hizb Allah will still be the same Hizb Allah to Iran.
SPEAKING IN LATE May 2013, Hizb Allah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah declared that the battle in Syria was Hizb Allah's fight: "We will continue along the road, bear the responsibilities and the sacrifices.
THE 17-DAY ASSAULT spearheaded by Lebanon's Shi'a militia Hizb Allah against the Syrian town of Qusayr set a number of precedents both for Syria's civil war and for Hizb Allah.
(3) Participating Iraqi groups include Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Kataib Hizb Allah, the Badr Organization, Harakat Hizb Allah alNujaba (Harakat al-Nujaba), and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada.