29) Mona Alami, "Hezbollah Fighter Details Ops in Qusayr," Now Lebanon, June 4, 2013; personal interview, Hizb Allah
combatants, Beirut, June 5, 2013.
The Associated Press noted in June 2013 that highly organized Iranian proxy groups such as Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Kataib Hizb Allah
"are organizing much of the transfer of Iraqi fighters to Syria, according to Shiite politicians, clerics and militia members.
Third, despite their anger at Hizb Allah
over its military involvement in Syria, major secular political figures in the Lebanese Sunni community--including Saad Hariri and Fouad Siniora--condemned the attack in Abra and sided with the Lebanese army and state institutions.
20) The latter include Asaib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous/People of Truth) and Kataib Hizb Allah
(Party of God Brigades).
Israeli officials did not have to wait long for Hizb Allah
Syrian opposition sources also report having inflicted major casualties on Hizb Allah
in Syria and of identifying Hizb Allah
members in combat.
Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah proclaimed its formation one week after the death of his eighteen year- old son, Hadi, who died along with two fellow Hizb Allah
members in a clash with Israeli forces.
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.
Part II: "The Lobby in Action" discusses the activity of several organizations and their anti-Palestinian, anti-Syrian polemic and it includes a recent justification for the Second Lebanon War against Hizb Allah
January 2, 2014 (LEBANON): A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle killed at least four people in southern B eirut, where Lebanese Hizb Allah
has strong support.
Israel's massive land, sea and air response triggered a 34 day war between Hizb Allah
and Israel, and brought the world to the brink of another Middle Eastern catastrophe.
has embarked on sustained expeditionary warfare for the first time in its history and finds itself pitted against enemies it had neither sought nor prepared to fight, on unfamiliar territory, and in a cause different from its "resistance" raison d'etre.