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The head of Hezbollah denied involvement Thursday in attacks this week on Israeli targets in India, Georgia and Thailand. "We are not afraid to say that we had nothing to do with these explosions," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address from an undisclosed location in Lebanon.

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Twitter lawsuit threatened over alleged Hezbollah aidupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 17:34:00

Is Twitter aiding and abetting terrorism?

Prosecutors accuse Lebanon bank of laundering money for Hezbollahupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 21:27:00

Prosecutors in New York on Thursday accused three Lebanese financial institutions of money laundering that benefited the militant group Hezbollah, and they demanded forfeitures and penalties totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hezbollah claims to reveal 10 CIA spies in Lebanonupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 21:16:00

The militant group Hezbollah claims it has blown the cover of 10 alleged CIA officers working in Lebanon.

Prosecutors disclose indictments in terrorist drug, gun plotsupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 15:01:00

Federal prosecutors unveiled indictments Tuesday accusing four men of plotting to import drugs into the United States and Europe to provide funds and guns for the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Hezbollah leader says Israel was behind Hariri killingupdated: Sun Jul 03 2011 02:12:00

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah repeated his stance that Israel was behind the killing of Lebanon's former prime minister six years ago and slammed the U.N.-backed court for sowing discord in Lebanon.

Hezbollah indictments in Lebanon could ripple through the regionupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 21:24:00

One dead politician in a tiny Arab country and now, six years on, the quest for justice in his assassination divides a people and could add to regional instability.

History of Hezbollah in Lebanonupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 18:25:00

Key political events in the history of Hezbollah's involvement with Lebanon:

Hezbollah leader alleges CIA infiltrationupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 10:45:00

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that the militant Islamic group has uncovered three spies within its ranks, two of whom were recruited by the CIA, Lebanon's state news agency reported.

Report: Hezbollah leader says CIA recruited members as spiesupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 05:36:00

The leader of Hezbollah in Lebanon said Friday that his organization had uncovered three spies within its ranks, two of which had been recruited by the CIA, Lebanon's state news agency reported.

Lebanon PM names new government after months of limboupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 20:08:00

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati has formed a new government that he hopes will receive the backing of parliament, he announced Monday, five months after the country's last government fell.

Hezbollah leader: Most Syrians believe in al-Assadupdated: Wed May 25 2011 22:40:00

The powerful leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah weighed in on the conflict in Syria on Wednesday and defended the country's embattled president.

Bahrain government accuses Hezbollah of aiding opposition groupsupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 16:45:00

The militant group Hezbollah is actively plotting with the opposition in Bahrain to overthrow the country's ruling family, the government said in a confidential report to the United Nations.

Escaped Hezbollah member turns up in Beirutupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 11:21:00

A member of the Shiite militia Hezbollah, who escaped from an Egyptian prison during the recent unrest there, made a surprise appearance Wednesday at a Hezbollah rally in Beirut.

Lebanese bank denies U.S. charge of money launderingupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 10:34:00

A Lebanese bank has denied accusations by the U.S. Treasury Department that it is involved in laundering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of a drug kingpin -- and rejected claims it has links with Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based militia.

Self-made billionaire as new Lebanese PMupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:04:00

In his first English interview since being selected, Prime Minister Najib Mikati distances himself from Hezbollah.

Hezbollah pledges Lebanese unity, says it won't be pressuredupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 17:55:00

Hezbollah will announce its pick for a new prime minister Monday and won't be "pressured" by an international tribunal investigating the 2005 killing of a former premier, its leader said Sunday night.

Lebanon's unity government collapses as Hezbollah, allies quitupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 16:12:00

Members of the powerful Hezbollah movement and its allies brought down Lebanon's unity government Wednesday after resigning from Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Cabinet.

Beirut neighborhood calm after deadly clashesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 18:00:00

The streets in the Lebanese capital were calm Wednesday, a day after clashes between supporters of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah and a Sunni faction left there people dead.

Hezbollah chief: Israel killed Haririupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 23:20:00

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accused Israel on Monday of having been behind the 2005 killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Syrian, Saudi leaders visit Lebanon for summitupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 12:47:00

The leaders of Syria and Saudi Arabia on Friday implored Lebanese officials to shun violence in settling political differences and declared their "solidarity with Lebanon against all Israeli threats."

Anticipating tribunal's findings, Nasrallah defends Hezbollahupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 18:59:00

Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah predicted Thursday that a special U.N. tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will blame elements of his party, but said he would reject any such conclusion.

Britain pulls Hezbollah blog post by its ambassador to Lebanonupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 17:51:00

Britain's foreign office yanked Friday a blog posted by its ambassador to Lebanon that mourned the death of an "admired" Shiite cleric once considered Hezbollah's spiritual leader.

Cleric, considered Hezbollah's first spiritual leader, diesupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 14:52:00

Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, considered Hezbollah's first spiritual leader, has died, his office told CNN Sunday.

Hezbollah's spiritual leader in critical conditionupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 14:06:00

Hezbollah's spiritual leader, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, has been hospitalized in Lebanon and is in "critical condition," a source in his office told CNN.

Feds: Ohio couple conspired to send money to Hezbollahupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 18:49:00

An Ohio couple was arrested Thursday in Toledo for allegedly plotting to send money to the terrorist organization Hezbollah in Lebanon, federal authorities said.

Hezbollah blames U.S. for all terrorismupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 17:41:00

Hezbollah's chief on Monday announced the group's new "manifesto," which calls on all countries to "liberate Jerusalem" and declares the United States a threat to the world.

Hezbollah denies link to weapons shipupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 07:42:00

Militant group Hezbollah Thursday denied links to a huge haul of weapons Israel says was seized when a naval anti-smuggling patrol intercepted a ship it claims was supplying arms for fighters in Lebanon.

Hezbollah choice at center of Lebanon voteupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 23:36:00

Lebanese voters were heading to the polls on Sunday with their main choices to lead the next government a Hezbollah-backed alliance or a U.S.-backed coalition.

Analysis: Do war clouds loom over Lebanon vote?updated: Sun Jun 07 2009 23:27:00

Shortly after 8 a.m. on July 12, 2006, Hezbollah fighters snatched two Israeli soldiers after carrying out an ambush on their patrol.

Polls open in Lebanonupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 00:40:00

Lebanese voters began casting ballots Sunday in an election pitting a coalition supported by the United States against an alliance backed by the militant group, Hezbollah.

Hezbollah accuses German magazine of conspiring with Israelupdated: Mon May 25 2009 20:03:00

Hezbollah's leader accused a German magazine of engaging in a conspiracy with Israel and the West after it reported that the militia group orchestrated the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Analysis: Hezbollah win could shake Obama Mideast policyupdated: Thu May 21 2009 09:42:00

Since the moment Barack Obama took office, he has made a concerted effort to speak directly to the Muslim world.

Obama's presidency: Day eightupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 02:08:00

Obama's eighth day in office was dominated by the economy as he met with House Republicans about the stimulus package.

Hezbollah: Bush tried to change Gaza 'realities'updated: Fri Jan 30 2009 02:08:00

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said the administration of former President George W. Bush worked with its Arab allies to try and change the "realities" in Gaza before Barack Obama took office.

Six die in Lebanon fightingupdated: Sat Jul 26 2008 09:38:00

Six people have been killed and 52 wounded since Thursday night in battles between pro- and anti-government forces in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, security forces told CNN.

At least 4 dead in Lebanon clashesupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 17:06:00

At least four people were killed in a gunbattle between opposing forces in northern Lebanon Friday, a senior security source told CNN.

Time.com: Israel 'Identifies Dead Soldiers'updated: Wed Jul 16 2008 05:00:00

Israeli defense officials say forensics experts have positively identified the remains of two soldiers released by Hizballah guerrillas exchange with Israel got under way

UK ban for Hezbollah military armupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 09:08:00

Britain's Home Office said Wednesday it is banning the military wing of Hezbollah, the Lebanese political movement, because of its support for "terrorism" in Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner dealupdated: Sun Jun 29 2008 19:01:00

Israel agreed to release a notorious killer Sunday in order to bring closure to the families of three missing military men, a government spokesman said.

Israeli Cabinet to consider swap with Hezbollahupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 16:06:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will ask his Cabinet on Sunday to approve a deal with Hezbollah that would involve exchanging prisoners for two captured Israeli soldiers.

U.S.: Two Venezuelans are supporting terrorismupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 22:11:00

The U.S. government designated two Venezuelans, including a diplomat, as supporters of international terrorism Wednesday for what it called their support of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday.

Soldier's remains returnupdated: Sun Jun 01 2008 19:27:00

Hezbollah returns the body of an unknown Israeli soldier in a box from the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war.

Power-sharing pact yields Lebanese presidentupdated: Sun May 25 2008 14:31:00

Celebratory gunfire could be heard across the capital after Lebanon's parliament elected Gen. Michel Suleiman as the nation's 12th president Sunday -- just days after the Lebanese government agreed to share power with Hezbollah.

Lebanon-Hezbollah dealupdated: Wed May 21 2008 20:36:00

Lebanon's government and Hezbollah-led opposition reach a deal to end a political crisis.

Hezbollah lifts Beirut street blockadesupdated: Thu May 15 2008 15:21:00

Hezbollah militants Thursday began removing street blockades -- one day after the reversal of two Lebanese Cabinet decisions made during the recent factional violence.

Time.com: Hizballah Makes Promises in Lebanonupdated: Thu May 15 2008 08:00:00

Hizbollah's deputy leader Sheik Naim Kassem says the group will "return things" to normal after the government reversed key decisions that had triggered days of conflict

Time.com: Hizballah's Toughest Foe in Lebanonupdated: Tue May 13 2008 20:00:00

As the Shi'ite group tries to tighten its control, it is coming up against Lebanon's prickly sectarianism. Case in point, the secretive Druze of the Chouf mountains

Time.com: Surrendering to Hizballahupdated: Mon May 12 2008 04:00:00

Facing facts, and with no good options, Lebanese politicians have begun conceding to the country's new rulers

Time.com: After the Blitz, Hizballah Runs Beirutupdated: Sat May 10 2008 19:00:00

With limited resistance, the Iranian-backed Lebanese militants have stormed into control, leaving a mess for Israel, the U.S., and -- if history is any measure -- Hizballah, too

Hezbollah militants to leave Beirut streetsupdated: Sat May 10 2008 13:20:00

Hezbollah militants will leave Beirut's streets in response to the Lebanese army's assuming security in the city, an opposition spokesman said Saturday, but "civil disobedience" will continue.

Hezbollah militants take over West Beirutupdated: Fri May 09 2008 21:58:00

Hezbollah militias took control of western Beirut on Friday, dealing a major blow to the U.S.-backed government in Lebanon.

Time.com: Bracing for a New Hizballah-Israel Warupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 20:05:00

Though there's not a thread of evidence for it, some Lebanese have even set the date for a new Israeli invasion -- April 6.

Death of Hezbollah leader could mean threat to Jewish targetsupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 07:21:00

The FBI is warning of possible threats to Jewish targets in the United States, following the car bombing death of a Hezbollah leader in Syria, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

Report: Reputed terrorist long sought by CIA killed in explosionupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 04:04:00

A Hezbollah commander suspected in some of the deadliest terrorist attacks of the last 25 years and a reputed role model for Osama bin Laden has been killed in Syria, Hezbollah TV said Wednesday.

Time.com: Hizballah Mourns Its Shadowy Heroupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 14:55:00

Some foot soldiers resented the praise heaped on Mughniyah, but Lebanon's Shi'ite movement lost a fearsome fighter

Time.com: Justice Served: Killing Mughniyahupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 14:00:00

Robert Baer, a former CIA operative, assesses the life and bad times of a man he once hunted, one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world

Time.com: Is Israel About to Attack Hizballah? updated: Sun Nov 04 2007 23:00:00

With tensions building on the Lebanon border, some wonder if Israel is readying a strike against the radical Shi'ite militia

Time.com: Inside the Hizballah Museumupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 15:20:00

In a new museum to commemorate last summer's "divine victory" over Israel, you can visit a replica of a front-line Hizballah bunker -- no blindfold required

Time.com: Hizballah's Christian Soldiers?updated: Mon Aug 06 2007 16:10:00

Why Lebanon's Maronites are turning to a political party aligned with the Iran-backed opposition

Time.com: Peacekeeping with Hizballah's Helpupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 18:05:00

Menaced by al-Qaeda, peacekeeping forces become neighborly with Lebanon's powerful Shi'a group

Officials: Hezbollah agent played deaf before confessingupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 08:35:00

A top special operations officer with Lebanon's Hezbollah militia pretended to be deaf and mute when he was captured in Iraq earlier this year, hampering efforts to obtain his identity for weeks, U.S. intelligence officials said.

Hezbollah detain Lebanese policeupdated: Fri Jun 15 2007 12:00:00

In an incident described as the first of its kind, Hezbollah gunmen surrounded a Lebanese police patrol Friday and held them for "entering a Hezbollah security zone."

Fortune: The poverty/terror mythupdated: Tue Mar 13 2007 10:59:00

The idea that poverty breeds terror appears obvious; how could it be otherwise? And people as different as the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Bush, Jacques Chirac and Pakistan's leader, Pervez Musharraf, have also noted a link between poverty and terrorism.

Israel military chief quits under fire over war performanceupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 18:02:00

The Israel Defense Forces' chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, has resigned, the Israeli Defense Ministry said early Wednesday.

Hezbollah protests threatened as Lebanese ministers quitupdated: Sat Nov 11 2006 09:15:00

Five Shiite ministers resigned from Lebanon's Cabinet on Saturday after talks about giving the Hezbollah party more power collapsed, according to party spokesmen.

Hezbollah leader: Militants 'won't surrender arms'updated: Fri Sep 22 2006 10:50:00

In a speech to thousands of cheering supporters, the leader of Hezbollah vowed Friday the militants never will give up their arms, as called for in the U.N. resolution that ended its 34-day war with Israel last month.

Amnesty: Hezbollah guilty of war crimesupdated: Thu Sep 14 2006 06:27:00

Amnesty International Thursday released a scathing report accusing Hezbollah of war crimes, during a month-long war with Israel.

Khatami: Fight against terror has sparked extremismupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 21:33:00

The United States has accused Iran of fueling the conflict in Iraq, and arming Hezbollah with rockets and guns in its war with Israel.

Annan wants Hezbollah to free captured Israelisupdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 04:22:00

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday called on Hezbollah to turn over two captured Israeli soldiers to the Red Cross.

Nasrallah: Soldiers' abductions a mistakeupdated: Sun Aug 27 2006 19:10:00

Had Hezbollah known how Israel was going to respond, the group would not have captured two Israeli soldiers last month in northern Israel, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Sunday.

Expert: Lebanon needs $1B in southupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 23:06:00

Lebanon's government needs a cash infusion of at least $1 billion to rebuild its shattered south if it is to meet Hezbollah's challenge for authority there, according to a U.S.-based expert on the Middle East.

Israeli troops shoot Hezbollah militants updated: Mon Aug 21 2006 13:11:00

Israeli troops shot two or three Hezbollah militants Monday in southern Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Hezbollah fighters fill raided townupdated: Sun Aug 20 2006 18:21:00

Jumpy Hezbollah fighters flooded Boudai on Sunday, brandishing Kalashnikovs and stopping, searching and questioning outsiders the day after the town fought off an Israeli commando raid with a 90-minute shootout.

Israel: Raid targets weapons transferupdated: Sat Aug 19 2006 10:04:00

The Israeli military says it conducted a successful operation deep inside Lebanon Saturday aimed at preventing and disrupting the transfer of weapons from Iran and Syria to Hezbollah.

Video provokes questions of Lebanese armyupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 00:07:00

A video showing Lebanese soldiers cordially offering Israeli troops glasses of tea during the military offensive earlier this month has hit Israeli and Hezbollah airwaves.

CNNMoney: Techs pace early advanceupdated: Mon Aug 14 2006 09:23:00

U.S. stocks rallied at Monday's open, with technology stocks leading the way, as investors cheered lower oil prices and the cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas.

U.N.: Cease-fire begins Mondayupdated: Sat Aug 12 2006 00:48:00

The U.N.-brokered cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel will begin at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. ET) Monday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Saturday in a taped statement.

Tyrrell: A rational deductionupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 16:38:00

It seems to me that the Islamofascists of Hezbollah have made a parlous mistake. They have demonstrated that they have missiles that can cause dreadful localized carnage and that they are continuing to improve those missiles. Someday these weapons will be able to cause widespread carnage. Hezbollah's killers have demonstrated that they will infiltrate their brutes into civilian neighborhoods and use suicide bombers. They have refused to abide by U.N. resolutions. They have revealed that they have powerful supporters in Syria and Iran. Actually the Syrians and Iranians have not been coy about showing their support for Hezbollah's brutal asymmetrical warfare, and here they too have made a mistake. In their unconscionable bellicosity, Hezbollah's guerrillas, the Syrians and the Iranians have all donned bull's-eyes. They have made themselves targets.

Rice: 'Now we'll see who is for peace'updated: Sun Aug 06 2006 11:22:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday she expected the United Nations to vote "in the next day or two" on a draft resolution that could help end the war between Israel and Lebanese-based Hezbollah.

Thousands of Iraqis rally for Hezbollahupdated: Fri Aug 04 2006 04:35:00

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Baghdad on Friday, enthusiastically voicing support for Lebanon's Hezbollah militia.

Bombs pound Beirut for second nightupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 01:57:00

Israel launched a second straight night of airstrikes on the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital on Friday, targeting an area known as a stronghold of Hezbollah militants.

Israel resumes airstrikes on Beirutupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 01:19:00

Powerful explosions shattered the early morning peace in Beirut on Thursday -- airstrikes which announced a resumption of attacks on Hezbollah strongholds in the city's southern suburbs.

Israel lists conditions needed for peaceupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 14:05:00

With hopes dimming for a quick end to fighting in Lebanon, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres presented five conditions Monday that he said must be met before Israel can achieve peace with Hezbollah.

Israel: Hezbollah has new, powerful missileupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 01:43:00

Hezbollah guerillas Friday launched their most potentially destructive rockets yet, reaching as far into Israel as they have at any point so far in the conflict, according to Israeli police.

Tyrrell: Bravo, Condiupdated: Thu Jul 27 2006 15:13:00

The other day in Rome, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held her ground. Bravo, Condi. Her counterparts in the "international community" wanted to prevail upon her to join with them in an agreement calling upon Israel to desist from trying to extirpate from southern Lebanon Hezbollah launch sites used for the missiles that have been raining down on northern Israel -- unprovoked.

Border battles flare amid rocket attacksupdated: Thu Jul 27 2006 01:30:00

The Israeli military and Hezbollah fighters exchanged heavy fire around three border towns in southern Lebanon on Thursday as rockets rained on northern Israel, much of which appears to be nearly deserted.

Israeli troops suffer largest one-day lossupdated: Wed Jul 26 2006 01:44:00

The Israeli military on Wednesday suffered its largest loss of life in its 15-day offensive against Hezbollah guerillas as nine Israeli soldiers were killed while fighting in southern Lebanese towns.

Hezbollah's secret weaponupdated: Mon Jul 24 2006 13:48:00

Malikah Sroor can tell you what makes Hezbollah so powerful within Lebanon's Shiite community.

Israel takes aim at Hezbollah strongholdupdated: Mon Jul 24 2006 02:34:00

Israeli forces and Hezbollah militants battled Monday in southern Lebanon around what the Israeli military has dubbed Hezbollah's "terror capital."

Ex-CIA officer: Israel can damage but not destroy Hezbollahupdated: Sun Jul 23 2006 21:37:00

A former CIA officer, who spearheaded U.S. efforts to crack down on Hezbollah, told CNN Sunday that he believes Israeli operations may disrupt Hezbollah's militant infrastructure, but they won't destroy the group entirely.

Saudis call for cease-fire ahead of Rice visitupdated: Sun Jul 23 2006 10:04:00

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Sunday that he urged President Bush to call for a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas.

Annan: Lebanon en route to 'humanitarian disaster'updated: Fri Jul 21 2006 13:55:00

If there is no cessation of violence in the Israel-Hezbollah conflict and innocent Lebanese people continue to be killed or displaced, "I'm afraid of a major humanitarian disaster," U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said.

Tyrrell: Boys will be boysupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 17:18:00

To the grizzled and disheveled stalwarts of Hezbollah and Hamas, may I say you did it to yourselves. Kapow! As another Israeli bomb lands nearby, as a shell whizzes overhead, may I remind you that you are hunkering down either on Gaza or on Lebanese soil that was evacuated by the Israelis so that you could live in peace. And what did you donkeys do? You tunneled under the Israeli borders to infiltrate Israel and kill innocent civilians. You established an infrastructure of missiles to rain down destruction on Israeli cities that were at peace, providing security and prosperity for both Jews and Arabs. You captured Israeli soldiers in an unprovoked attack. Kapow! You are getting just what you deserve.

Poll: Americans worried about Mideast involvementupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 16:25:00

What do Americans want the United States to do in the Middle East? A new poll, conducted Wednesday by the Opinion Research Corp. for CNN, has some answers.

U.N. chief calls for immediate cease-fireupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 12:01:00

U.N. chief Kofi Annan called on Thursday for an immediate end to the fighting between Israeli and Hezbollah forces.

Israeli troops meet heavy resistanceupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 06:25:00

Israeli special forces Thursday directly engaged with Hezbollah fighters inside southern Lebanon in what the Israeli military says is an effort to wipe out the remaining capabilities of the Islamic militia.

Israel: Hezbollah's military power halvedupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 01:18:00

Two Israeli soldiers were killed battling Hezbollah guerrillas Thursday in a second day of fierce ground fighting in war-ravaged southern Lebanon, the military said.

Lebanese leaders call for unityupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 20:14:00

Lebanese leaders Wednesday called for the multicultural country to remain united amid an eight-day Israeli bombardment, a call joined by the son of slain Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

U.S. official: Israel needs time to 'defang' Hezbollahupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 07:08:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will not go on a peace mission to the Mideast before next week, giving Israel time to "defang" Hezbollah, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

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