hezbollah hezbollah  /hɛz ˈbɑ lə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon

News

  1. Analysis: Hezbollah tips Syria power balance, polarizes Lebanon

    By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese have long viewed the Hezbollah guerrilla army as a state-within-a-state. But having watched it launch a military adventure in Syria and brutality on the streets of Beirut, they feel ever more hostage to the Islamist group's regional agenda. Within minutes of a busload of unarmed demonstrators arriving on Sunday at the Iranian embassy in Beirut to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. US sanctions four Hezbollah supporters in West Africa

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on four Lebanese citizens on Tuesday, accusing them of fundraising and recruiting for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in West Africa. The U.S. Treasury Department said the four men were sanctioned for effectively acting as "ambassadors" for Hezbollah, which Washington considers a terrorist group. They were acting in Sierra Leone ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Hezbollah, protesters clash in Lebanon with 1 man killed

    Marchers against Hezbollah's support of Syrian president spark violent clashes near Iran embassy in Beirut.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

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Quotes

  1. "It is now clearer than ever that Hezbollah militias are the enemy of a free Lebanon - and all nations, especially neighbors in the region, have an interest in helping the Lebanese people prevail," Bush said.
    on May 18, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. Rice explained that this "renewed commitment" to the region is intended to "help bolster forces of moderation and support a broader strategy to counter the negative influences of Al Qaida, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran".
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: GulfNews

  3. "Syria and Iran are providing Hezbollah with rockets and missiles of ever-increasing capability," Gates said at a joint news conference with his Israeli counterpart, Ehud Barak. "And we're at a point now, where Hezbollah has far more rockets...
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: AFP

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