A recent series of incidents between Israel and Hezbollah has increased the likelihood of renewed conflict between the two foes.
Hezbollah operates closely in Iraq alongside Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps to prop up and support Shia militias hostile to the U.S. and the West. Muhammad Kawtharani has played a key role in Hezbollah’s operations.
Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah charges that American pressure influenced the Lebanese government to release former SLA member Amer Fakhoury, the “Butcher of Kiam”, who was accused of torturing prisoners during Israel’s occupation of south Lebanon.
A spokesman of the group warns US troops in Iraq, while also threatening Israel in a speech that alludes to Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.
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Recently, Hezbollah has suffered losses it has not seen in years of fighting in Syria.
Over the last two weeks, the Saudi-led coalition and its allies have reported killing several members of Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Yemen.
Heavy losses by Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias fighting in Syria.