Hezbollah is currently fighting the war in Syria and has fully committed one-third of its forces in that effort.
It’s reported 300 of their fighters have died there; that’s almost half of the losses they suffered during the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
Hezbollah is also fighting radicals, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, (AAB), linked with al-Qaeda, in Lebanon. The AAB killed three Lebanese in a suicide attack, on Thursday, next to a government building in Hermel on the Syria-Lebanon border, according to the Times of Israel.
The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings. This is the same enemy Hezbollah and Israel find themselves fighting, Sunni Islam. Despite their common enemy, Hezbollah still continues their hateful rhetoric against Israel.
Hezbollah’s forces are stretched thin by the war in Syria and against AAB. However, they are still committing one-third of their forces in preparation for another war with Israel. Hezbollah hasn’t hidden their massive excavations in digging tunnels that will be used for an attack against Israel. Bulldozers and other heavy equipment can be seen working overtime in Shiite towns and villages in southern Lebanon.
These engineering efforts are clear to the watching Israeli Defense Forces, and the current estimate is that a key part of the fighting in the next war will be in built-up areas, and not in the “nature reserves” as in 2006, according to the Times of Israel. It’s estimated Hezbollah has 100,000 rockets stored in southern Lebanon to use against Israel.
Israel expects Hezbollah to “avenge the blood of its senior commander Hassan Laqis.” They blame Israel for his death when he was killed in Beirut last month. A spokesman for Hezbollah, Ibrahim al-Amin, has declared, “wait and see, I expect blood on the southern border.”
These recent developments further emphasize that the group remains committed to Israel’s destruction in spite of the other challenges it faces, according to Breitbart News.