Battlefield Lessons in Syria Strengthen Hizbullah's Fighting Force

(Christian Science Monitor) Nicholas Blanford - Hizbullah's involvement in the Syrian conflict has had a spin-off benefit: turning a new generation of young recruits into battle-hardened veterans. This experience should make them a more capable combat force in the event of another war against Israel. Analysts say Hizbullah combatants have learned valuable lessons in mounting offensive and defensive operations in urban and rural environments. Hizbullah fighters initially spent an average of one week in Syria. In recent months, this rotation was raised to a month.

2013-12-05 00:00:00

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