Hizbullah's Desperate Recruiting Drive

(NOW-Lebanon) Myra Abdallah - Hizbullah has been losing ground in Syria. According to the Lebanese Al-Modon, in pro-Hizbullah circles, "words are being whispered about great losses. Some people have gone even further and said that the size of losses in Syria exceeds the total losses incurred by the party since the beginning of its conflict with the enemy [Israel] in 1982." Consequently, Hizbullah has started to take unusual measures, recruiting heavily, including teenagers, to uphold its Syrian front. Several Bekaa Valley residents confirmed that a lot of young men have joined Hizbullah's military specifically for the money, with amounts ranging between $500 and $2,000.

2015-05-29 00:00:00

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