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Hezbollah’s capabilities ‘doubled,’ says Iranian official

Supporters of Lebanon's Shia movement Hezbollah gather near a giant poster of their leader Hassan Nasrallah during a ceremony to mark Ashura on 20 September 2018 in Beirut [Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images]
Supporters of Lebanon's Shia movement Hezbollah gather near a giant poster of their leader Hassan Nasrallah during a ceremony to mark Ashura on 20 September 2018 in Beirut [Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images]

Lebanon’s Hezbollah capabilities have doubled more than 100 times, the head of the defence office for Iran’s Fikr Al-Islam movement, Abbas-Ali Farzandi, said yesterday.

Speaking at a ceremony held in Iran’s south-western province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, he stressed that Hezbollah’s capabilities “have risen nowadays.”

“The capabilities of Hezbollah have doubled 100 times more than it used to be during the time of the 33-day war which Israel launched on Lebanon in 2006,” Farzandi was quoted by Fars News Agency as saying.

In July 2006, the Israeli occupation army launched major aggression against Lebanon – targeting   Hezbollah – which lasted for 33 days and ended in August of the same year. Arab media had called the Israeli offence as “The Second Israeli war on Lebanon.”

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