Has Hezbollah developed a domestic arms industry with Iranian support? | Long War Journal

On Mar. 11, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sources revealed to Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida that the IRGC has built weapons factories for Hezbollah in Lebanon and handed them over to the Shiite organization. This comes one week after Iranian Defense Minister Hussein Dehqan declared that Hezbollah “now possesses the capabilities to build and produce any projectile or missile” capable of reaching any location in Israel.

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Hybrid strategy of Iran | Colonel Cassad

There was quite a remarkable report focuses on the updated hybrid strategy of Iran in the Syrian war. This topic is quite narrowly covered in the media, and interested Americans to demonize Iran itself is quite clear, given the fact that the new White House administration has already identified Iran among the main opponents of the US in the region. However, the report has many interesting points.

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Khanaser. 26.01.2017 | Colonel Cassad

Overall, this is another local crisis on the familiar scenario. At the moment, from the area of fighting received enough conflicting information, although it is unlikely here the Caliphate will be able to make significant progress that changes the operational situation to the West of the province of Raqqa. As a maximum, will for some time to create a local crisis with the standard threat to the supply of strategic road.

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Surrender Wadi Barada | Colonel Cassad

The militants here in Dec put up a stubborn resistance to hold the strategically important valley, upon which they could affect the water supply of Damascus. Attack from the South, the militants are confident enough to beat it. But the Syrians came in on the other hand, the impact of the SAA and groups “Hezbollah” to the North of the valley, led to the fact that the rebels lost a number of tactically important heights and their position in the Western part of Wadi Barada has deteriorated. After that, they immediately asked for an armistice.

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Experts | Colonel Cassad

In a network there was video where fighters among Lebanese “Hezbollah” examining the battlefield in Aleppo, lit up our men fighting with the Lebanese. Write that it is possible the men of the Special Operations Forces operating in combat formations “Hezbollah” the same way as in the combat formations of the Kurds working with American commandos. It is not excluded that the required videos were “PMCs”.

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