But a monitoring group cast down on the organization's account of his death.
Saudi Arabia decided to halt a 4 billion US dollars grant to the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Internal Security Forces. And Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE have urged their citizens to leave Lebanon or avoid traveling there.
Herein lies the minority trap: the greater the punishment that Hezbollah and Assad inflict on the Sunni majority, the more they expose themselves and their supporters to violent retribution, which in turn drives the minority population further into their embrace. Neither the first Vienna summit on Syria negotiations nor the second one planned for this weekend appears to address the tragedy of these two minorities -- the Lebanese Shiites and the Syrian Alawites. Without a lifeline thrown from outside powers, the bond between hijacking despots and hijacked population will almost certainly grow tighter.
"It's too late, in my opinion," to check Hezbollah's arsenal, Hamdan said. He added that he believes Hezbollah-controlled
Hezbollah's intervention in Syria has achieved significant gains. The result, however, has been that Hezbollah ("party of God" in Arabic), once widely respected by Sunnis in Syria and the region for its military struggle against Israel, is now frequently dubbed the "Party of Satan."
Fawzi Ayoub, who is on the FBI's "most wanted" list for attempting to bomb Israel, was killed on Monday by the predominantly
And despite al-Laqis' experience and deft touch in procuring weapons for Hezbollah, researcher Phillip Smyth of the University
Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah -- a group that has been designated as a terrorist organization by the
The time to get on right side of the fence has not passed yet and the Obama administration could save future embarrassment by choosing the right path.
Syrian Television said troops "leading an operation against terrorists in Qusair" had reached the town centre. Abu Imad, another