Hezbollah: We Have 10,000 Fighters Ready to Confront Israel

REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

The Times of Israel reports: Hezbollah has more than 10,000 fighters in southern Syria ready to confront Israel, a commander for the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group has said.

“Hezbollah has over 10,000 fighters deployed in southern Syria. Hezbollah is an army of infantry, rockets, tanks, elite forces,” the Hezbollah official told the Middle East Eye this week, amid tensions surrounding the shooting down by the Israeli Air Force on Tuesday of an Iranian-built drone launched by the group as it attempted to cross into airspace.

The commander said the fighters were based in areas surrounding the Golan Heights and that tunnels and military bases were being built for a possible confrontation with Israel “We are operating as we do in south Lebanon, but of course in a veiled manner,” he said.

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