Lebanon, the new Hezbollah

Di Vincenzo Santo*

(Da New York Times 28 agosto 2017)

New York. Hezbollah has always maintained its focus on Israel, but in recent years, upheavals in the Middle East have allowed the group to shift its focus outward, pushing fighters and their long experience into other countries, and other conflict, important to its Iranian benefactors.

Militanti di Hezbollah marciano sulle bandiere di Israele

The group “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 of militants from Afghanistan that can fight almost anywhere. As a result, Hezbollah is not just a power unto itself, but is one of the most important instruments in the drive for regional supremacy by its sponsor: Iran”.

*Generale CA ris