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Iran releases photo of Khamenei with Hezbollah chief

Iran releases photo of Khamenei with Hezbollah chiefIran has released a “never before seen” photo of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei alongside Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. The three men are shown in front of what appears to be a door covered by a curtain and surrounded by shelves stacked with books — decor associated with Khamenei’s Tehran office.



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Lebanon's Hezbollah says downs Israeli drone

Lebanon's Hezbollah says downs Israeli droneThe Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said Monday it had downed and seized an Israeli drone as it flew across the Lebanese border, a week after a flash confrontation between the arch-foes. Israel’s army said a drone it was operating “fell” in Lebanon on Sunday. In what appeared to be a response, an air strike at “around midnight” left 18 pro-Iranian fighters dead in eastern Syria, a monitor said.



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Hezbollah says shot down 'Israeli drone' at Lebanese border

Hezbollah says shot down 'Israeli drone' at Lebanese borderHezbollah said Monday it had shot down an “Israeli drone” as it crossed the border into Lebanon, a week after a flash confrontation between the arch-foes. The drone is now in the hands of Hezbollah, it added. Israel did not immediately comment.



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Former Hezbollah official found dead in Beirut flat -Lebanese state news agency

Former Hezbollah official found dead in Beirut flat -Lebanese state news agencyA former official in the powerful Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah was found dead in his flat in a Beirut neighborhood, the state-run Lebanese news agency said on Sunday. Security forces immediately opened an investigation and were awaiting the arrival of a forensic doctor to determine the cause of death, National News Agency said, giving only the initials of the man. Hezbollah and the Israeli army exchanged cross-border fire last Sunday after a drone attack in a Hezbollah-controlled Beirut suburb in the fiercest shelling exchange between the two adversaries since the 2006 Lebanon war.



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UPDATE 1-Former Hezbollah official found dead in Beirut flat

UPDATE 1-Former Hezbollah official found dead in Beirut flatA former official in the powerful Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah was found dead in his flat in a Beirut neighborhood, the state-run Lebanese news agency said on Sunday. Security forces immediately opened an investigation and were awaiting the arrival of a forensic doctor to determine the cause of death, National News Agency said, giving only the initials of the man. A Hezbollah official who requested anonymity confirmed the death of Ali Hatoum and told Reuters an investigation was under way but that it did not appear to be security related.



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Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah missile plant in Lebanon

Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah missile plant in LebanonThe Israeli military said Tuesday the militant group Hezbollah and Iran have built a precision-missile factory in neighboring Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. The army issued a statement saying that “in fear of strikes” by Israel, Hezbollah had moved key equipment from the site to “civilian locations in Beirut.” It didn’t specify when this happened. The military said the factory was of “superior importance” to Hezbollah.



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Hezbollah chief says 'no more red lines' against Israel

Hezbollah chief says 'no more red lines' against IsraelHezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Monday there were “no more red lines” in the Lebanese movement’s confrontation with Israel, threatening attacks deep inside the country a day after the two traded cross-border fire. “Yesterday, the resistance broke Israel’s biggest red line in decades,” he said in a televised speech. “But yesterday, the response was across the frontier,” within Israel’s internationally recognised borders, crossing what he said Israel considers a red line.



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Netanyahu: Israel ready for any scenario after Hezbollah clash

Netanyahu: Israel ready for any scenario after Hezbollah clashJERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel was prepared for any scenario after a cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, but neither side seemed eager for another conflict. Israel’s military said anti-tank missiles from Lebanon targeted an army base and vehicles. It responded with fire into southern Lebanon, after a week of growing tension raised fears of a new war with long-time enemy Hezbollah.



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Netanyahu says Israel ready for any scenario after Hezbollah clash

Netanyahu says Israel ready for any scenario after Hezbollah clashJERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel was prepared for any scenario after a cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah but neither side seemed eager for another conflict. Israel’s military said anti-tank missiles from Lebanon targeted an army base and vehicles and that it responded with fire into southern Lebanon, after a week of growing tension raised fears of a new war with long-time enemy Hezbollah.



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Hezbollah leader: We have no missile factories in Lebanon

Hezbollah leader: We have no missile factories in LebanonThe leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Saturday categorically denied Israeli claims about his group having factories to produce precision-guided missiles in Lebanon, saying such “lies” were an attempt to justify Israeli attacks against the country. In a speech to hundreds of his followers who gathered in the group’s stronghold in southern Beirut, Hassan Nasrallah said his group possessed precision-guided missiles but not the factories to produce them. “We do not have factories to produce precision-guided missiles in Lebanon,” he said.



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