Report: One-Third of Hizbullah's Forces Are in Syria

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - As the Syrian Army deteriorated, Iran decided it was time to mobilize Hizbullah for war. About one-third of Hizbullah's troops are now in Syria, according to some estimates. This reflects a strategic decision on Iran's part not to let Syria fall into the hands of radical Sunnis, the Muslim Brotherhood, or organizations affiliated with al-Qaeda, even if Assad's regime falls. Iran's goal is to maintain its status in Syria, and hence in Lebanon as well, even after the regime falls.

2013-03-01 00:00:00

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