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Monday, November 5, 2007

Hezbollah stages maneuvers

Lebanese Hezbollah stages maneuvers
Mon, 05 Nov 2007 20:06:41

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah
The Lebanese Resistance Movement, Hezbollah, stages maneuvers in southern Lebanon in a bid to counter last week's Israeli war games.

Al-Akhbar newspaper wrote that Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah personally supervised the maneuvers. Thousands of unarmed combatants took part in the exercise making it the largest scale maneuvers in the history of Hezbollah.

The Hezbollah's exercises were carried out in the last three days without weapons or uniforms, billing it as the biggest ever staged near Israel's border in southern Lebanon.

"In response to what the enemy is doing, this maneuver by the Islamic resistance (Hezbollah) was part of its work and its commitment to always defend Lebanon, its sovereignty and its people,'' Sheik Hassan Izzedine said on Monday.


Hizbullah confirms maneuvers; Lebanese gov't downplays action

Published: 11.05.07, 15:30 / Israel News

Hizbullah has staged military maneuvers near Israel's border in southern Lebanon to counter last week's Israeli war games, the group said Monday.

The pro-Hizbullah newspaper Al-Akhbar reported thousands of unarmed fighters took part, but the Lebanese government downplayed the drills as likely just a simulation. (AP)

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