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ISIS- The Hour Has Struck

THE LEVANT NEWS — by Graham E. Fuller– ISIS, with its horrific attack on purely civilian targets in Paris, has established new realities about its nature, capabilities and intentions. The need for its elimination can now no longer be in doubt. It is not that Parisian lives are more important …

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Beirut attack increases will to fight ISIS: Nasrallah

THE LEVANT NEWS–BEIRUT: The double suicide attack that targeted a southern Beirut suburb earlier this week only increases Hezbollah’s determination to fight ISIS in Syria, party chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Saturday. “If they (ISIS) assume that killing our men and women and children and burning our markets could weaken …

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FPM, Future to attend legislative session

THE LEVANT NEWS — BEIRUT –Free Patriotic Movement and Future Movement lawmakers will attend Thursday’s legislative session after an apparent deal had been reached between them regarding a contentious nationality draft law on the agenda. FPM’s participation was announced by the head of the party’s Change and Reform Bloc Michel …

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Russian Ambassador in Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Fighting Alongside Syrian Government Forces Is Legitimate

The Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin - The Russian embassy is one of 113 foreign representations in Lebanon, and one of 102 foreign representations in Beirut.

The Levant – – Where it is fighting alongside government forces, Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian conflict is legitimate, Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said in comments published on Tuesday. “The party (Hezbollah) will remain engaged in the fight to aid the legitimate regime as long as fighters from …

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Hezbollah, Syrian army storm Zabadani

The Levant News — BEIRUT: Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV announced Sunday that the group’s fighters along with the Syrian army entered Zabadani, capturing an area west of the strategic Syrian Qalamoun town. The news comes after the allied forces had attacked the town, held by Syrian rebels, with mortars, rockets and …

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Hezbollah, Syrian army bombard Zabadani

THE LEVANT NEWS — BEIRUT: Hezbollah and the Syrian army Friday struck at militant positions inside the Syrian town of Zabadani at the southern end of Qalamoun, a security source told The Daily Star. The town was bombarded with heavy artillery and rockets, and a Syrian fighter jet carried out …

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The Middle Eastern Balance of Power Matures

Stratfor Geopolitical Weekly – By George Friedman — Last week, a coalition of predominantly Sunni Arab countries, primarily from the Arabian Peninsula and organized by Saudi Arabia, launched airstrikes in Yemen that have continued into this week. The airstrikes target Yemeni al-Houthis, a Shiite sect supported by Iran, and their …

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The Houthi “Ansarullah”.. The Zaidis Revival

By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem** After seizing power in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and the resign of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi last month, the Ansarullah group has dissolved parliament, and created a supreme security committee to run the state until the formation of a presidential council. Last week, the Houthi …

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Two rockets from Syria strike Israeli-occupied Golan

Reuters – At least two rockets from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. An Israeli military spokesman said the army “responded with artillery …

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President Obama Can Help Bring Peace in South Asia

The Levant Exclusive – By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai – “We should probably try to facilitate a better understanding between Pakistan and India and try to resolve the Kashmir crisis…” President Obama, October 30, 2008 Your planned visit to India has inspired hopes, in the hearts of Americans of Kashmiri …

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Golan attack ‘colossal failure’ for Hezbollah, analysts say

Source: Al Arabiya News – An Israeli helicopter attack killed five members of Hezbollah operating out of Syria over the weekend. Among the dead were senior Hezbollah figures and an Iranian general, raising tensions in Lebanon of a potential return to hostilities between the two neighboring countries. The attack – …

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How will Hezbollah respond to Israeli strike?

By Jean Aziz for Al-monitor – Translated by Pascale el-Khoury – Hezbollah announced the killing of six of its fighters in a raid Jan. 18 which it accused the Israeli air force of carrying out against a group of its members on Syrian territory. The incident has preoccupied the Lebanese …

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Hezbollah Slams Charlie Hebdo’s Insult to Prophet Muhammad

Source: Al-Manar TV website – Commenting on the what was published by the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo”, Hezbollah issued the following statement: “Hezbollah condemns the new and serious insult carried out by the “Charlie Hebdo” magazine in its Wednesday morning edition, which included cartoons insulting Prophet Mohammed [peace be upon …

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah Ready to Invade Galilee, beyond Galilee

Source: Al-Manar TV – Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah asserted that the Islamic Resistance is ready to invade Galilee and the Israeli settlements which lie beyond Galilee during any upcoming war against the Zionist entity. Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the Resistance will not resort only to the missiles …

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Future condemns Hezbollah ‘interference’ in Bahraini affairs

The Daily Star – The Lebanese “Future Bloc” condemned Thursday critical remarks made by Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah against the Bahraini government, accusing him of an intervening in the country’s affairs. “The bloc has seen the Gulf Cooperation Council’s statement that responded to the attacks by Hezbollah’s secretary general …

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah ready for war beyond Galilee

The Levant Exclusive -Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that “Hezbollah is ready and prepared for a confrontation in the Galilee and beyond the Galilee,” during an interview that will be broadcast on the Pan Arab Al Mayadeen network on Thursday night. “We are prepared for all that a war …

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Hezbollah officials meet Aoun, lend support to intra-Christian dialogue

Source: The Daily Star – The Lebanese Hezbollah supports dialogue between rival Christian political parties, an official said Wednesday after meeting with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun. Aoun received the member of Hezbollah’s political bureau Mahmoud Qmati and the former chief of Hezbollah’s Muslim-Christian dialogue committee Ghaleb Abu Zeinab …

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ISIS commander urges fight against Hezbollah inside Lebanon

An ISIS commander whose wife was recently arrested by the Lebanese Army has called on jihadi militants to fight Hezbollah inside Lebanon, accusing the Lebanese government of being an accomplice to the powerful movement. Anas Sharkas, better known by his nom de guerre Abu Ali al-Shishani, said in an interview …

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Lebanon needs more help to tackle jihadi threat: PM

Source: The Daily Star- Lebanon needs more international help to fight jihadi forces that have launched a series of attacks against the army and kidnapped security forces, the country’s prime minister told AFP. Tammam Salam, speaking ahead of a visit to France this week, welcomed French arms deliveries due “in …

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Understanding Hizbullah in Lebanon

By Justin Salhani for the Media Line – [Beirut] — In American policy making circles, the name Hizbullah cuts a shadowy figure of a radical Islamist terrorist group, hell-bent on Israel’s destruction. Hizbullah, which translates to “Party of God,” describes itself as a Shiite-Muslim political and social movement that first …

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Hezbollah takes out Jihadist heavy weight in Syria

THE LEVANT – Fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah have killed a top jihadist from the Islamic State group in Syria who allegedly planned bloody attacks in Lebanon, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Hezbollah fighters had killed Abu Abdullah al-Iraqi in the Qalamun region …

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Hassan Nasrallah – Hezbollah will claim victory over chaos

THE LEVANT – [embedplusvideo height=”450″ width=”450″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1v4OEsG” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/o1MLnCRiKoo?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=o1MLnCRiKoo&width=450&height=450&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep5369″ /]   Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stated on Friday that Lebanon is facing an existential threat by ISIL and the countries backing it, yet stressed that this threat can be confronted and defeated with deed. In a televised …

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Nasrallah: Battles would have reached Beirut if Hezbollah had not intervened in Syria

THE LEVANT – Al-Akhbar conducted an exclusive six-hour-long interview with Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. In a multi-part series published over the last two days, journalists Ibrahim al-Amin, Wafic Qanso, Hassan Ileik and Maha Zureikat sat down with the party’s leader, where he discussed in detail issues ranging from Syria, ISIS, the …

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Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq

Lebanese Officials say a commander with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was killed in Iraq.The  officials, close to the Shiite Hezbollah, say Ibrahim Mohammed al-Haj was killed during the past week while on a “jihadi mission” without providing further details.It is the first known Hezbollah death in Iraq since Sunni …

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A southern front with Israel? Not for the moment

Justin Salhani for The Daily Star –  Despite Hezbollah’s recent reconciliation with Hamas, the party is currently unlikely to mobilize against Israel over its ongoing offensive aimed at crushing the Islamist group in Gaza, analysts said Tuesday, with most generally agreeing that any intervention rests on how things go on the ground. “A full …

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Two rockets fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel

The Israeli Army confirmed that two rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel and landed in open areas north of Nahariya on Saturday night, according to the Jerusalem Post. Rocket alert sirens sounded in the area of the attack in Nahariya and Shlomi. There were no injuries or damage reported …

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Lebanese Hezbollah unlikely to intervene in Iraq crisis

By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem – In a private meeting with Imam al-Mahdi Scouts this past June, Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah was reported as saying, “In Syria, I said, ‘The Sayyida Zeinab [daughter of Imam Ali] shrine will not be taken captive twice,’ and in Iraq I say, ‘The time when we allowed anyone in …

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Hezbollah lays blame on the United States for ISIL

Sheikh Naim Qassem, a top Hezbullah official, says the US is sponsoring the radical group of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant which is dividing the region and push it into chaos. “ISIL is an American trademark adopted and sponsored by America … and its first mission is to divide …

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