Russian special operations troops are working covertly in Syria to support an array of Iranian-backed fighters, including members of the international terrorist group Hezbollah, U.S. defense officials and counterterror experts say.
U.S. and European authorities announced on Monday that they had busted a “massive” drug and money-laundering scheme being operated by the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah.
JERUSALEM—The Russian military presence in Syria is significantly upgrading the military skills of Hezbollah, according to an Israeli general.
JERUSALEM – The explosive device that targeted an Israeli patrol in South Lebanon Monday without causing injuries had been anticipated since missiles fired by Israeli aircraft killed a Hezbollah figure named Samir Kuntar in a Damascus suburb two weeks ago.
JERUSALEM—Hezbollah on Saturday announced the assassination of one of its most notorious commanders, Samir Kuntar, by Israeli jets, which rocketed a building on the outskirts of Damascus where he and other militants were staying.
Members of Congress expressed Tuesday their full support for U.S. states to continue imposing sanctions on Iran due to its support for terrorism, violation of human rights, and other rogue activities, according to a new congressional measure obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Iran has increased funding to terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas in the wake of the nuclear agreement brokered with world powers in July.
Presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich said on Wednesday that he would take a wait-and-see approach to the Iran nuclear deal, arguing that if Tehran is found to be aiding Hezbollah and Hamas then the United States could “slap the sanctions back on.”
Multiple senior officials in recent days have said that the Iranian nuclear deal will help the Islamic Republic fund its global terrorist operations, including the financial backing of Hamas and other regional groups, according to a briefing by an Israeli intelligence group.