Hizbullah's Military Wing Under Pressure Despite Political Gains

[ Washington Institute for Near East Policy] Matthew Levitt - Two years after surviving a brutal war with Israel, Hizbullah has restocked its military arsenal, achieved new levels of political influence within the Lebanese government, and has now secured the release of prisoners from Israeli jails. Yet over the same period, the group's military and terrorist activities abroad have been increasingly uncovered. Further exposing Hizbullah's global footprint, and the violent and illicit activities in which its operatives are engaged, could help roll back the group's successes at home. According to Nasrallah, a European designation of Hizbullah, following Britain's lead, that would hold the group accountable for its militant and terrorist activities, would "destroy" the organization since "the sources of our funding will dry up and the sources of moral, political, and material support will be destroyed."

2008-07-18 01:00:00

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