Friday, April 26, 2013

Hezbollah Now Actively Involved In Syria's Civil War

Lebanon Dragged In As Hezbollah Joins Syria War -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Along north Lebanon's highways, the portraits of Hezbollah militants who have died in skirmishes with Israel are fading. But there are glistening photos of those killed in Hezbollah's new fight.

These men died in Syria, battling alongside the army of Hezbollah's close ally President Bashar al-Assad against rebel units in a conflict which has killed more than 70,000 people and risks reigniting Lebanon's 15-year sectarian civil war.

The Shi'ite Muslim group, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the most effective military body in Lebanon and its growing involvement in Syria's quagmire has angered Lebanese Sunni rebel sympathizers.

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More News On Hezbollah's Growing Role In Syria's Civil War

Hezbollah faces mounting pressure to leave Syria -- Jerusalem Post
Hezbollah Base Questions Support for Assad -- Al-Monitor
The foreign jihadists fighting in Syria – for Assad's regime -- France24/AFP
Iran Told Hezbollah to Join Syrian War, Says Ex-Leader -- Bloomberg
Syrian opposition leader sends a message to Hezbollah -- Foreign Policy
US slams Hezbollah involvement in Syria -- Daily Star
Lebanon clerics call for jihad against Shiites in Syria -- Washington Times
Hezbollah threatens Syrian rebels with full-blown war -- Examiner
Lebanon Slips Into Syria Quagmire -- Nassif Hitti, Al-Monitor
Hezbollah's Syria role threatens Lebanon 'neutrality' -- AFP
Assad, Hezbollah plot to derail the Middle East -- Eyad Abu Shakra, Al Arabiya
Hezbollah and sectarian strife in Syria -- Hassan Al Mustafa, Al Arabiya

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