Inside Iran's Mission to Dominate the Middle East

(BuzzFeed) Borzou Daragahi - Seasoned Lebanese Hizbullah fighters sometimes serve as trainers for Shiite militiamen in Iran. Hoder, a Hizbullah commander, estimated that 2,000 of his colleagues had been deployed to Iraq to train militiamen, and said that Hizbullah trainers had also been dispatched to Yemen to prep Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. "What we learn [from previous battles], we used on the ground in [southern Lebanon] against the Israelis in 2006, and in Aleppo in 2015. And hopefully, in the Galilee someday soon," he said, referring to the northern part of Israel and the ultimate purpose of his efforts. "We are winning. Look who's running Lebanon. Look who's controlling Sanaa [Yemen's capital] and Baghdad." "Israel knows what Iran is building, who they're working with, what the training is, and where the training is," said Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, formerly director general of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the research division of IDF Military Intelligence. "We keep trying to find ways to start slowing them down so when the big war starts they have less capability."

2017-07-31 00:00:00

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