Hezbollah

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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This year events were again held for Iranian-sponsored Jerusalem Day.

This year events were again held for Iranian-sponsored Jerusalem Day. Not well attended, they received scant media coverage. As in previous years, the events were exploited for propaganda and incitement against Israel, the United States and the West, with vague and explicit calls for the destruction of Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 31 – August 6, 2013)

Israel’s south was quiet this past week. In Judea and Samaria violent events continued, After the renewal of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in Washington, the two sides are expected to meet locally to continue the talks.
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Hezbollah Operatives Killed in Syria (Updated to the end of July 2013) *

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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