Shi'ites in the Lebanese Army Are Helping Hizbullah

[Israel Army Radio-Hebrew] Eliel Shahar - "Lebanese Army soldiers are assisting Hizbullah to introduce weapons into southern Lebanon," Israeli intelligence sources report. Some 40% of the Lebanese Army are Shi'ites who identify with Hizbullah and contribute to its strengthening, according to recent classified briefings in Jerusalem. UNIFIL forces have noted how Shi'ite soldiers of the Lebanese Army aid Hizbullah and they attribute this to family relationships between Hizbullah members and soldiers, and because many of them share a deep ideological tie.

2007-07-12 01:00:00

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