Lebanon

Hezbollah Operatives Killed in Syria (Updated to the end of July 2013) *

Issued on 03/08/2013 Type Article
To date, Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian civil war has led to more than 200 of its operatives' being killed and several hundred of them wounded, most of them during the campaign for Al-Qusayr.
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The EU Designates Hezbollah's Military Wing as a Terrorist Organization

Issued on 23/07/2013 Type Article
On July 22, 2013, the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU unanimously agreed to add Hezbollah's military wing to its list of terrorist organizations.
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Hezbollah Operatives Killed in Syria – Update *

Issued on 27/06/2013 Type Article
So far the involvement of Hezbollah in the Syrian civil war, in our assessment, has cost the organization almost 180 deaths and several hundred wounded.
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Following the victory at Al-Qusayr Hezbollah is preparing to support the Syrian army forces to take over Aleppo

Issued on 19/06/2013 Type Article
Following the victory in the campaign for Al-Qusayr, Hezbollah is working to strengthen its foothold on the ground while preparing to support the Syrian forces to take over Aleppo, the second most important and second largest city in Syria.
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Hezbollah Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

Issued on 04/06/2013 Type Article
For Iran and Hezbollah, the preservation of Bashar Assad's regime is of supreme strategic importance.
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Terrorism in Cyberspace: Hezbollah's Internet Network*

Issued on 04/03/2013 Type Article
For Hezbollah, its cyberspace presence is of great importance, and is considered by both Hezbollah and Iran as an important weapon in the battle for hearts and minds.
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Information on Lebanon
Lebanon is a small country with a population of only about 4.1 million, gaining independence from France in 1943. Lebanon borders on Israel in the south and Syria in the east and north. Due to Lebanon's varied ethnic composition, its history is rife with schisms, conflicts and civil wars based on sectarian allegiances. Since its independence Lebanon has had a unique political system of ethnic distribution with a parliamentary democracy based on ethnic-sectarian-religious representation. The most important offices are divided among the various religious groups, in accordance with the national charter of 1943.
Lebanon's social complexity, the weakness of its central government and the social and economic gaps between the various ethnic groups led to the rise of many armed sectarian-political militias, some of which turned to terrorism. The most prominent Shi'ite terrorist organization in Lebanon is Hezbollah, which was founded in the summer of 1982 during the First Lebanon War. It is not only a terrorist organization which owes its allegiance to the Iranian regime, it has also been incorporated into the Lebanese political system.
Lebanon has traditionally served as an arena for foreign forces, both Middle Eastern and international. Today the intervention of Syria and Iran are most conspicuous; they provide Hezbollah in Lebanon with weapons, ammunition, financing and military training, and direct its activities. Since the Second Lebanon War (2006) the border between Israel and Lebanon has been relatively quiet, a situation exploited by Hezbollah to advance its military buildup in direct violation of UN Security Council resolutions.