IAF warplanes attacked a shipment of advanced missiles that Syria was transferring to Hezbollah, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jareeda. The attack took place on Monday.
An official source in Jerusalem reportedly confirmed the attack took place but did not say where. The missiles were reportedly “long range and accurate” ones.
In late July, IAF [...]
Terrorism expert Matthew Levitt writes that an increasing number of U.S. prison inmates have tattoos that are pro-Hezbollah or are in Farsi, the language spoken in Iran. The claim is made in Levitt’s new book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.
“Law enforcement officials [...]
An intelligence report prepared by a European country has found that Syrian President Bashar Assad has handed control of missile installations over to foreign fighters, Lebanon’s A-Nahar reports.
Assad has reportedly put control into the hands of Hezbollah and Iranian units.
Those two groups would be in charge of leading a counter-attack if the United [...]
“Hezbollah is controlling 8,000 kilometers [around] Homs and will not hesitate to participate in an attack by firing surface-to-surface missiles from Syria,” the source said. “The party will not use its tactical and strategical rocket launchers inside Lebanon.”
However, should Israel attack Lebanon, then Hezbollah will use its rocket launchers deployed in Lebanon to respond, [...]
“In the event of a qualitative [Western military] strike that aims to change the balance of power in Syria, Hezbollah will fight on various fronts,” the senior source said.
Middle East experts weighed in on the possible demise of Hezbollah. Gerald Steinberg, a professor of political studies at Bar-Ilan University and the head of the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, “Hezbollah is in the deepest crisis it has experienced since the founding 30 years ago.”
“The myths of military invincibility [...]
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Saturday condemned Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, saying his recent speech threatened to further involve Lebanon in the Syria war.
The purported Hezbollah strategic genius has got himself into a war with al-Qaeda-linked extremists, who might just be even more evil than he is
Any four-year-old kid in Lebanon, and certainly in the Shi’ite community, knows who was responsible for Thursday’s attack in Hezbollah’s Dahieh stronghold of Beirut that killed at least 18 [...]
With at least some Hezbollah forces tied down in the fighting in Syria, and the organization experiencing political blowback in Lebanon for its support of the Assad regime, the US may be concerned that Israeli leaders believe the cost of an Iran strike — especially in terms of rocket strikes on Israeli cities from across [...]
But thanks to the Syrian civil war, the threat of Iranian retaliation has been dramatically reduced. Partly, of course, that’s because two of Iran’s principal allies, Syria and Hezbollah, are too preoccupied with that war to be able to mount serious reprisals against anyone. But even more importantly, the tremendous importance Iran attaches to Syria [...]