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July 26, 2013 7:12 pm

Hezbollah Admits it Does Not Distinguish Between Military and Political Wings

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The flag of Hezbollah flies in Syria, where Hezbollah has become an active element in a civil war that has claimed the lives of 80,000 people. Photo: Hezbollah Flag/Wikimedia Commons. Following the recent European Union designation of only Hezbollah’s “military wing” as a terrorist organization, a Hezbollah official admitted this that the Lebanese group does not distinguish between its military and political wings.

“Everyone knows that Hezbollah’s political and military wings are one and the same,” Hezbollah international relations official Ammar Moussawi said after a meeting with EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichorst, Ya Libnan, an English-language Lebanese daily, reported.

According to Ya Libnan, Eichorst said that the primary reason for Hezbollah’s designation was its role in the Burgas bus bombing last summer that killed five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian.

Meanwhile, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry on Thursday released the names and photographs of the two men believed to be behind the Burgas bombing, the Jerusalem Post reported. The suspects are 32-year-old Australian citizen Meliad Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, and 25-year-old Canadian citizen Hassan el-Hajj Hassan. The Hezbollah suspects are both wanted by Bulgarian authorities and are believed to be living in Lebanon.

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