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Hezbollah's leader Nasrallah warned Israel not to attack Lebanon and said Hezbollah doesn't need Iranian weapons. The warning followed an Israeli attack on a convoy carrying weapons to Hezbollah.

Hezbollah's chief financial officer fled to Israel, taking with him $5 million in embezzled funds as well as classified documents and maps. In September he and four others had been arrested by Iranian intelligence officers for collaborating with Israel.

A Hezbollah commander and two fighters have been killed fighting in Syria. Ali Hussein Nassif, also known as Abu Abbas, was allegedly killed "while performing his jihadi duties."

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah called for sustained protests against an anti-Islam film. Nasrallah also urged governments to censor websites carrying the trailer from the film and asked Muslims to boycott those websites.

The Treasury Department sanctioned Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah, along with Talal Hamiy, head of Hezbollah's external security, and Mustafa Amine Badreddine, accused killer of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Nasrallah was sanctioned for providing support to the Assad regime in Syria, including facilitating the training of Assad forces by officers from Iran's Revolutionary Guards; the other two men were sanctioned for supporting Hezbollah's global terrorist activities.

The US released Hezbollah commander Musa Ali Daqduq to Iraqi custody. Daqduq was tasked by Iran to train the Mahdi Army to operate like Hezbollah, and was also involved in the murder of five US soldiers in Karbala in January 2007.

Hezbollah Member of Parliament Mohammad Raad called for Lebanon to sever all contact with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. "[Cooperation] with the tribunal should be severed because the court is targeting the Resistance," Raad said.

A Hezbollah Member of Parliament said the terror group has no intentions of disarming. "Hezbollah will keep its weapons and will not be affected by any views or any US-Israeli innovation or the [Special Tribunal for Lebanon] so long as Israel maintains an arsenal of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction," Hussein Mousawi said.

Opposition leader and former prime minister Saad Hariri lashed out at Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah for its opposition to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which investigated the murder of his father and indicted four senior Hezbollah leaders and operatives.

Interpol issued a notice for Lebanon to execute arrest warrants for four Hezbollah operatives indicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri. Among those indicted is Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah's military commander.

The US indicted Faouzi Ayoub for passport fraud. Ayoub, who was born in Lebanon and is a US citizen, tried to illegally enter Israel in 2000 to conduct a bomb attack for Hezbollah. Ayoub is currently missing.

Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem said the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an "Israeli-American project" and threatened the March 14 movement for its support of the indictment. "Reevaluate your choices because this path will harm Lebanon and it will especially harm you," he said.

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah rejected the indictment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that implicated four Hezbollah leaders and operatives in the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri. Nasrallah called the STL an Israeli plot and said the four operatives would never be arrested.

Lebanon's interior minister confirmed that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon has indicted Hezbollah operatives Mustafa Badreddine, Salim Ayyash, Assad Sabra, and Hussein Anaissi. Badreddine is the brother-in-law of slain Hezbollah military leader Imad Mugniyah.

The UN-supported Special Tribunal for Lebanon has indicted four Hezbollah operatives in the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri. The four have not been publicly named, but are reported to be Mustafa Badreddine, Salim al Ayyash, Hasan Aineysseh, and Asad Sabra.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is expected to release its indictment for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri within the next week. A senior Hezbollah commander is said to be named in the indictment.

Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah called on Syrians to back their government and not protesters. Nasrallah also said Hezbollah would retain its arsenal of rockets and that "no one will be able to take it away."

Bahrain accused Hezbollah of training Shia opposition members at camps in Iran and Lebanon. "Evidence confirms that Bahraini elements are being trained in Hezbollah camps specifically established to train assets from the Gulf," a government report said.

Hezbollah denied reports that its members are fighting alongside Libyan rebels against President Gaddafi's regime. "Hezbollah denies such accusations and considers them as baseless," the terror group said in a press release.

The Israeli military released a map detailing the location more than 950 bunkers, underground facilities, and storage units for munitions built by Hezbollah since the 2006 war in southern Lebanon. "Many of these terror centers are located near hospitals, private homes and schools," the IDF said.