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Israel Uncovers Hezbollah Unit Led by Notorious Commander

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7Dnews London

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:53 GMT

A recently created Hezbollah unit has been uncovered by Israel's army, who added that it is located across the ceasefire line in the Syrian Golan Heights and is led by a commander previously jailed over an attack on US forces.

With the developments happening in this area, such as President Bashar al-Assad regaining control of southern Syria with the help of both Russia and Hezbollah-backed Iran, Israel is mainly concerned over the possibility of a front against it being established nearby.

Hezbollah, mainly based in neighbouring Lebanon, has been supporting Assad in the civil war.

In a report by AFP, Israel alleged the new unit, "masterminded" by Hezbollah, was being established "to eventually control teams of Syrian operatives who will launch attacks against Israel.”

"We are not going to allow Hezbollah to establish a terror infrastructure on the Golan capable of striking Israeli civilians," stated Israeli military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus.

"We hold the Syrian regime responsible for anything that happens inside Syria aimed at Israel," he added.

The army elaborated that the unit, uncovered on Wednesday, March 13th, was in the establishment and recruitment stage and was not yet operational, and that it is being led by Hezbollah commander Ali Musa Daqduq.


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