Hezbollah defies Israel, says has 'precision missiles'

Hezbollah defies Israel, says has 'precision missiles'Lebanon’s Hezbollah said Thursday it had acquired “precision missiles” despite extensive efforts by neighbour and foe Israel to prevent the Shiite movement developing this capability. The resistance now owns precision missiles” as part of its weaponry, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address during the key Shiite commemoration of Ashura. Israel this month acknowledged carrying out more than 200 strikes over the past 18 months in war-torn Syria, where Hezbollah fights alongside Israel’s arch-foe and Shiite powerhouse Iran in support of the Damascus regime.


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Hezbollah to stay in Syria 'until further notice', leader says

Hezbollah to stay in Syria 'until further notice', leader saysHezbollah will stay in Syria “until further notice”, the leader of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday in a televised address. “We will remain there even after the Idlib accord,” Nasrallah said, referring to a Russia-Turkey deal to prevent a Syrian regime offensive on the country’s last rebel-held stronghold. “Our presence there is tied to necessity and to the consent of the Syrian leadership,” said Nasrallah, whose Hezbollah movement is backing the Damascus regime in the ongoing conflict.


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Hezbollah says 'very big victory' imminent in south Syria

Hezbollah says 'very big victory' imminent in south SyriaBEIRUT (Reuters) – The leader of Iran-backed Hezbollah, a key Damascus ally, said on Friday a “very big victory” was near in south Syria, where an army offensive has made rapid gains against insurgents. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also denied a statement by a Saudi-led coalition that its forces had killed eight members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah in Yemen. While Nasrallah has said his Shi’ite movement has not sent fighters to Yemen, he said “we do not confirm or deny” if Hezbollah has any other kind of presence there. (Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Andrew Heavens)


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Hezbollah denies 8 fighters killed in Yemen

Hezbollah denies 8 fighters killed in YemenLebanon’s Hezbollah on Friday denied that any of its fighters were killed in Yemen after claims by the Saudi-led coalition that it killed eight of its members there. The coalition battling Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen on Monday said its forces killed eight members of Hezbollah, including a commander, in the northern Maran province. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday dodged the question of whether he had fighters in Yemen but denied any had been killed.


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