Top IDF Official: Hezbollah Pre-Occupied with War in Syria

AP/Mohammed Zaatari

The Algemeiner reports:  Hezbollah is “very challenged” at the moment due to its ongoing military support of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, a top IDF official told the Hebrew news site Walla in an interview published on Monday.

“Hezbollah is preoccupied with the war in Syria, which it should have stayed out of,” Brig. Gen. Dror Shalom — the head of the Research Department of the IDF Directorate of Military Intelligence — said.

Shalom estimated that the number of members of the Lebanon-based Shiite terrorist group who have died in Syria has almost reached 2,000. “They are also dealing with a very large economic challenge,” he said. “They aren’t making cuts in weapons, but they are in fuel and food. Within Hezbollah, there is a debate regarding the necessity of the fighting in Syria.”

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