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Hezbollah: The International Community’s Sole Concern

A Lebanese woman waves Hezbollah's flag in Dahiyeh, Beirut's southern suburb, on February 16, 2015. Al-Akhbar\Haitham Moussawi.

By: Hiyam al-Qusayfi

Published Thursday, March 5, 2015

With an array of crises sweeping the Middle East, the “global community” is no longer taking much interest in Lebanon. Only Hezbollah continues to draw international attention, due to its expanding role in the region.

Lebanese Army Laying Siege to Fighters in the Eastern Hills Ahead of ‘Spring War’

A Lebanese army unit on patrol in Ersal on August 4, 2014. Al-Akhbar/Haitham Moussawi

By: Radwan Mortada

Published Friday, February 13, 2015

Negotiations to release the Lebanese soldiers being held prisoner in the hills of Ersal are ongoing and the issue is expected to see some progress. On the other hand, the army has laid siege to the fighters in the hills in preparation for a war that seems inevitable this spring in the hills of Ersal and Qalamoun.

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