Hizbullah Acknowledges Presence in Iraq

(Washington Post) Liz Sly and Suzan Haidamous - The leader of Lebanon's Hizbullah, Hasan Nasrallah, acknowledged for the first time Monday that the Shiite militia has sent fighters to Iraq. He called on the region's traditional American allies to abandon their reliance on the U.S. and instead align with Hizbullah - and by implication with its sponsor Iran - to confront the threat posed by the Islamic State. "He who relies on the Americans relies on an illusion," he said. Nasrallah also charged that the Islamic State is working on Israel's behalf.

2015-02-17 00:00:00

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