ROLE OF HEZBOLLAH IN THE SYRIAN CONFLICT

Mohd Javed

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As the war in Syria is about to come to an end, Hezbollah’s role in the conflict has only increased. Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shia militia and an ally of the Assad regime, had provided unflinching support to the regime, although it had cost them dearly. The organization had participated in the war and gave its justification by saying that if the aggression in Syria went unchecked it may reach into the interiors of Lebanon as well. Hezbollah along with Iran had managed to keep al-Assad in power; however, its intervention stoked sectarian fire engulfing the whole Middle East. The paper aims to explicate the role of Hezbollah in the Syrian conflict and how its intervention changed the balance of strife in the war in Syria.

 

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Hezbollah, Assad Regime, Iran, intervention, sectarian

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