Militants ambushed a Lebanese army patrol near the border with Syria on Tuesday, killing six Lebanese soldiers and wounding one, a Lebanese security official said. The attack occurred in a remote region of Ras Baalbek in eastern Lebanon and was followed by fierce clashes between the two sides, said the official, speaking on condition of […]
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah and Iraq’s Vice President Nouri al-Maliki met recently in Beirut and reportedly expressed their confidence in a statement ( issued by hezbollah ) that the people and governments of the region would defeat the terrorist Islamic State group. Such groups and “their destructive plans don’t have a future in any country […]
The Syrian Supreme Military Council accused Hezbollah on Thursday of occupying eight border villages in the neighboring country, vowing “to regain control of these towns”.
Iraq’s prime minister warned Wednesday that a victory for rebels in the Syrian civil war would create a new extremist haven and destabilize the wider Middle East, sparking sectarian wars in his own country and in Lebanon.
Former Hezbollah Secretary General Sheikh Sobhi Tufaili said the “Shiites in Syria do not need Hezbollah to defend them , besides this could cause them problems and Sayyidah Zaynab does not need to be protected because the Sunni community loves her.”
Despite denials the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of smuggling arms to the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad regime, sources told the Future TV that militants in the Al Anbar province in western Iraq seized on Saturday after clashes with armed groups, a huge shipment of weapons which was en route to […]
Activists say that more than 200 people kidnapped recently by gunmen from opposing Sunni and Shiite villages in northern Syria have been released, temporarily easing local tensions.
Beirut, Lebanon- — Syrian rebels on Tuesday threatened to carry out attacks against Hezbollah inside Lebanon, a dangerous escalation of the conflict that could destabilize Syria’s politically volatile neighbor as well as the region. The heightened tensions on both sides of the border came as four mortar rounds hit one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s […]
Beirut, Lebanon- A Syrian government militia that the U.S. has declared a terrorist organization is becoming increasingly important to the Syrian government’s strategy as it attempts to shore up its still-loyal but beleaguered military. The militia, known as the National Defense Force or the People’s Army, is an extension of the shabiha,
BAGHDAD — The Iranian-backed Shiite group responsible for most of the attacks against U.S. forces in the final years of the Iraq war is busily reinventing itself as a political organization in ways that could enhance Iran’s influence in post-American Iraq — and perhaps beyond.