Hizbullah: Iran's Middle East Agent, Emissary and Hammer

(New York Times) Ben Hubbard - Hizbullah has rapidly expanded its realm of operations. It has sent legions of fighters to Syria. It has sent trainers to Iraq. It has backed rebels in Yemen. And it has helped organize a battalion from Afghanistan that can fight almost anywhere. As a result, Hizbullah is one of the most important instruments in the drive for regional supremacy by its sponsor: Iran. Hizbullah is involved in nearly every fight that matters to Iran and, more significantly, has helped recruit, train and arm an array of new militant groups that are also advancing Iran's agenda. Hizbullah has taken on increasingly senior roles in ventures once reserved for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps - the force that helped create Hizbullah itself in the 1980s.

2017-08-28 00:00:00

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