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April 19, 2013 5:45 am

Internal Hezbollah Dispute Over Support for Assad

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Hezbollah banners with the text "Our blood has won" in the aftermath of the 2006 war in South Lebanon. Photo: Julien Harneis.

Jerusalem Post – Some members of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah are upset over the role the movement is playing in the Syrian war by supporting regime President Bashar Assad, according to a report on Wednesday in the Saudi-backed London-based daily Asharq al-Awsat.

The casualties it is suffering in the regions of Damascus and Homs as it fights alongside Assad’s forces has triggered debate within the movement.

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  • jerry hersch

    The dispute is more about territorial integrity and Lebanese independence. Hezbollah does not want to be subsumed by a Coastal Assad entity that is itself totaly reliant in Iranian(Shia and non Arab)… and possible Russian support.
    Some of Hezbollah is becoming more involved in facilitating Assads reployemnt and repositioning objectives.
    The lack of control of internal movement by the Lebanese national military establishments-as shown by Hezbollah units operating in Syria to the North of the Syria/Lebanon border shows up Lebanons total weakness in protecting and maintaining its sovereignty.
    Hezbollah does have elements that are NATIONALIST Lebanese.