Hezbollah battles Nusra Front, captures Syrian village on Lebanon border

May 6, 2015

Hezbollah battles Nusra Front, captures Syrian village on Lebanon border

Hezbollah fighters captured a Syrian village Tuesday near the border with Lebanon after intense fighting with Islamic militants, the group’s television station said, while an activist said battles are concentrating near a strategic Syrian hill. The battles come amid reports in Lebanon that Hezbollah ...

Airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants with bombs: Israel

Apr 27, 2015

Airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants with bombs: Israel

Israel’s military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The military said it carried out the strike after troops saw “a group of armed terrorists” approach the border with ...

Feb 23, 2015

Iran forming 'third front' against Israel on Golan: Netanyahu

Iran is seeking to open a “third front” against Israel using Hezbollah fighters on the Syrian Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu said Tehran’s attempts to entrench itself along Israel’s borders was one of the biggest emerging security threats facing ...

Feb 17, 2015

Hezbollah fighting Islamic State in Iraq: leader

Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah is fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, its chief Hassan Nasrallah revealed for the first time Monday in a speech to supporters. “We may not have spoken about Iraq before, but we have a limited presence because of the ...

Feb 13, 2015

Syria rebels call for help against Assad as death toll rises

A Syrian opposition leader called Thursday on world leaders to take “immediate action” to end government attacks on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, amid reports that some 150 people have been killed in government airstrikes in the past 10 days. Khaled Khoja, leader of the ...

Syrian troops, Hezbollah launch major offensive near Golan

Feb 12, 2015

Syrian troops, Hezbollah launch major offensive near Golan

Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters swept south of the capital Damascus on Wednesday, seizing strategic hills and villages from rebels and a local al-Qaida affiliate near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. State media and opposition activists said the surprise counteroffensive is aimed at ...

U.S. delivers arms to Lebanon, says fighting 'same enemy'

Feb 9, 2015

U.S. delivers arms to Lebanon, says fighting 'same enemy'

The United States delivered more than $25 million worth of military aid, including heavy artillery, to the Lebanese army on Sunday to help it fight jihadi groups that have repeatedly battled with security forces near the Syrian border. The U.S. ambassador to Beirut, David ...

CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report

Feb 1, 2015

CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report

The CIA and Israel’s spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, The Washington Post reported Friday. Citing former intelligence officials, the newspaper reported that U.S. and Israeli spy agencies ...