Hezbollah

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 9 – 13, 2014)*

This past week two mortar shells were fired into the western Negev from the Gaza Strip. One fell in the heart of an Israeli village. There were no casualties. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for shelling and for placing an IED. The crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations continues.
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Hezbollah’s Involvement in the Civil War in Syria

Hezbollah regards the takeover of Yabrud as a security and morale-boosting achievement, costing the organization relatively few losses.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 12 – 18, 2014)

This past week terrorist events focused on the latest round of escalation in Israel’s south, the most serious since Operation Pillar of Defense (November 2012). A massive barrage of rockets and mortar shells was fired, mostly by the PIJ. This past week Mahmoud Abbas met with Barack Obama in the White House. Spokesmen for Mahmoud
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In late 2013, Hezbollah again intensified its military involvement in the Syrian civil war, suffering heavy losses *

In late 2013, Hezbollah had intensified its military involvement in the civil war in Syria, suffering heavy losses. The main three sites of Hezbollah fighting were the eastern rural area of Damascus (Al-Ghouta al-Sharqiyya), the Al-Qalamoun mountain range, north of Damascus, which runs along the Syrian-Lebanese border (the Homs – Damascus route), and the grave
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Mass-casualty double suicide bombing attack carried out at the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

It revealed the growing operative capabilities of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a branch of Al-Qaeda in Lebanon, and indicated the trickle of the Sunni-Shi’ite confrontation from Syria to Lebanon.
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The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network, prominent in the rebel organizations in Syria.

The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network, prominent in the rebel organizations in Syria. It seeks to overthrow the Assad regime and establish an Islamic Caliphate in Greater Syria, a center for regional and international terrorism and subversion.
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