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Israel’s Northern Command on alert against Hizbullah threat from Lebanon, Syria

Israeli soldiers patrol the Lebanon-Israel border as seen from the southern Lebanese village of Wazzani. /Reuters/Ali Hashisho

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has been ordered to keep Hizbullah away from the northern border of the Jewish state. Military sources said Israel Army’s Northern Command has been on alert for Hizbullah attacks along the border with Lebanon and Syria. The sources said infantry and armored units have been ordered to [...]

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Report: Israel weighing involvement in southern Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, right, visit an injured Syrian rebel fighter.

Special to AMMAN — Israel has set new guidelines for confrontation with the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah in Lebanon, a report said. An influential Jordanian think tank asserted that Israel’s military was increasing involvement in the civil war in Syria while challenging Hizbullah in Lebanon. The Al Quds Center for Political Studies said this represented a [...]

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Israeli Navy reports Hizbullah has acquired and deployed Russian cruise missile

The P-800 Yakhont cruise missile

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah acquired an advanced Russian cruise missile. Israel Navy officers said Hizbullah has received the P-800 coastal defense system sold by Russia to Syria. The officers said Hizbullah was believed to have already deployed the Yakhont cruise missile, with a range of 300 [...]

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Lebanon bracing for Al Qaida suicide attacks like those in Iraq, Syria

Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan

Special to NICOSIA — Lebanon has been bracing for a suicide bombing campaign. Security sources said Lebanon’s military and police were on alert for daily suicide strikes similar to those in Iraq and Syria. They said the attacks would pit Al Qaida-aligned militias against the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah in what could include the assassination of [...]

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Israel reports Hizbullah storing thousands of rockets in middle floors of Lebanon apartment buildings

Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has determined that Lebanon established thousands of weapons bases in Lebanon. Officials said Hizbullah has set up weapons caches in at least 200 communities in southern Lebanon. They said Hizbullah was storing rockets and missiles in thousands of apartment buildings in an effort to evade Israeli air [...]

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Lockdown in Beirut: Hizbullah closes streets near HQ after Al Qaida bombings

Flames rise from burning cars at the site of a car bomb that targeted Beirut's southern suburb of Haret Hreik on Jan. 2.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to NICOSIA — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has closed off parts of Lebanon’s capital in an effort to stop repeated suicide bombings linked to Al Qaida. Arab sources said Hizbullah has closed streets around its headquarters in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh. The sources said Hizbullah troops have been deployed on several roads [...]

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Israeli Northern Command on high alert for major strike from Lebanon

Israeli troops at the border with Lebanon.

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has been on alert for continued rocket attacks from Lebanon. Military sources said Northern Command has been placed on near-maximum readiness for a major strike from Lebanon. The sources said the military was preparing for rocket strikes or infiltration by Hizbullah or its Sunni-sponsored proxies. “There is [...]

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Assassination of powerful rocket expert seen as major setback for Hizbullah

Hassan Al Laqis

Special to NICOSIA — Hizbullah has been dealt a harsh blow by the death of its leading weapons specialist. Israeli officials said Hassan Al Laqis, assassinated at his home on Dec. 4, was responsible for the Hizbullah missile and arms buildup in Lebanon. The officials said Al Laqis developed Hizbullah’s air defense, rocket and [...]

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U.S. intel: Hizbullah receiving Russian cruise missiles via Syria

Yakhont missile.

Special to WASHINGTON — Israel has determined that the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah received an advanced Russian cruise missile. Israeli sources said Hizbullah acquired the Russian-origin P-800 coastal defense system in 2013. The sources said components of the system were transferred to Hizbullah headquarters in Lebanon by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, which received [...]

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Hizbullah commander said tortured to death by Al Qaida, buried in Bekaa Valley

The coffin of Hussein Salah Habib is carried during his funeral in Lebanon’s Baalbek on Jan. 1.

Special to NICOSIA ― Another Hizbullah commander has been killed. Lebanese sources said Hussein Salah Habib was killed in Syria and buried in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Jan. 1. The sources said Habib was abducted and tortured to death by Al Qaida-aligned rebels. “He went missing for eight months and was found a week [...]

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