Posts Tagged ‘Hassan Nasrallah’

A Hezbollah fighter shot down a Lebanese army helicopter last week, said the movement leader, Hassan Nasrallah, adding that the shooting was a mistake. The Hezbollah fighter opened fire after being taken by surprise, when the aircraft landed nearby. (more…)

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While Lebanon is celebrating the return of the prisoners as part of an exchange, Israel is holding military funerals for Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, two soldiers returned (photo, from boston.com) from Lebanon by the Hezbollah movement.

The Israeli soldiers are believed to have died in 2006, when they were ambushed. Their capture started the 34-day war between Israel and Lebanon. (more…)

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Lebanon’s political crisis threatens to spiral out of control, with eight people killed and 15 wounded, according to security sources.

After a speech by Hassan Nasrallah (photo), fighting in Beirout intensified on Thursday, the second day of anti-government protests. In his speech, the Hezbollah leader called a government crackdown on the Shia group “tantamount to a declaration of war”. (more…)

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