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Spotlight on Terrorism: Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (May 20-27, 2024)

Spotlight on Terrorism: Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (May 20-27, 2024). ITIC Website
  • This past week Hezbollah claimed responsibility for 75 attacks on military and civilian targets in northern Israel using anti-tank missiles, mortar shells, UAVs and various types of rockets, including heavy rockets; some were barrages of dozens of rockets. There were no casualties, but there was considerable property damage. In response, Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked Hezbollah military facilities in south Lebanon and eliminated senior operatives in targeted attacks.

  • Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah secretary general, delivered a speech in which he noted the so-called “Palestinian achievements” in the war, promised more “surprises” for Israel, expressed contempt for the assessments of Israel’s military and political establishment and claimed that continuing Israeli “aggression” would lead it to the “abyss.”

  • According to a UN report, 93,881 south Lebanese have been displaced from their homes since the beginning of the fighting; about 1,700 buildings have been destroyed and 14,000 damaged; 355 people have been killed and more than 1,100 injured.

  • Senior “resistance axis”[2] figures, including Na’im Qassem, Hezbollah deputy secretary general, met on the sidelines of the funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi with the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and the commander of the Qods Force. They decided to continue the coordinated fighting “until victory.”

  • A senior Syrian army officer was killed when a car exploded in Damascus. According to reports, he had been close to Hezbollah. Two attacks on Hezbollah targets in the al-Qusayr region were reported, one involving a car and a truck and the other targeting the organization’s headquarters.


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