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Monitor: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria

Monitor: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian war-monitoring group said Friday that suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria housing fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah and others from factions allied with the Damascus government.



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Hezbollah says rocket attack on Israeli-occupied Golan marks 'new phase'

Hezbollah says rocket attack on Israeli-occupied Golan marks 'new phase'The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Monday a missile salvo into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last week marked a new phase in the Syrian war and showed Damascus and its allies would not let Israeli attacks in Syria go unanswered. Israel has said the attack from Syrian territory was carried out by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, which set up Shi’ite Hezbollah in Lebanon in 1982. Iranian forces and Hezbollah have deployed to Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad.



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Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote, underscoring Iran sway

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote, underscoring Iran swayBy Tom Perry, Laila Bassam and Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah and its political allies won just over half the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary election, unofficial results showed, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran’s growing regional clout. Hezbollah’s leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, called it a “political and moral victory” for the “resistance”, as the group refers to itself and allies. Branded a terrorist group by the United States, the heavily armed Shi’ite Hezbollah has grown in strength since joining the war in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad in 2012.



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Hezbollah, allies eye gains in Lebanon vote

Hezbollah, allies eye gains in Lebanon voteBy Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its allies expect to emerge stronger from a parliamentary election on Sunday, a result that would affirm Iran’s regional ascendancy from Tehran to Beirut. The Western-backed Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon’s leading Sunni, is meanwhile battling to limit losses he is expected to suffer in the first parliamentary election in nine years. A majority for the Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies would underline a balance of power already tilted in favor of the heavily armed Shi’ite group, and the diminished role of Saudi Arabia in a country where it once held big sway.



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Pro-Iranian Hezbollah says missiles intercepted over Syria's Dumair military airport

Pro-Iranian Hezbollah says missiles intercepted over Syria's Dumair military airportAMMAN (Reuters) – Pro-Iranian-Hezbollah militia's media unit said on Tuesday Syrian air defenses had intercepted three missiles aimed at Dumair military airport north east of Damascus. Syrian state media made no mention of the strike on Dumair but earlier said its air defenses had shot down missiles above the main Shuyrat air base in Homs province. …



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US targets Hezbollah financier with sanctions

US targets Hezbollah financier with sanctionsThe United States levied sanctions Friday against six individuals and seven business with alleged links to Hezbollah financier Adham Tabaja, the White House said. It will be a “very bad day for” Tabaja, said a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Trump White House is keen to signal a tougher stance on Hezbollah and its Iranian backers.



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The Latest: Hezbollah chief downplays Iran protests

The Latest: Hezbollah chief downplays Iran protestsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local):



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The Latest: Hezbollah chief downplays Iran protests

The Latest: Hezbollah chief downplays Iran protestsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local):



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Sessions wants review of Obama-era Hezbollah investigations

Sessions wants review of Obama-era Hezbollah investigationsWASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered a review of the Obama administration's handling of a Drug Enforcement Administration program targeting drug trafficking by Iranian-backed Hezbollah.



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US govt to review Obama administration handling of Hezbollah drug initiative

US govt to review Obama administration handling of Hezbollah drug initiativeUS Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered an investigation into allegations that the Obama administration undermined efforts to target Hezbollah drug trafficking. The announcement comes after Politico reported that Project Cassandra, a program targeting trafficking by Iran-backed Hezbollah that could have undermined the push for a nuclear deal with Tehran, was “derailed” by the administration of former president Barack Obama.



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