Cold war heats up between Washington and Hezbollah

As power structures shift in the Middle East, experts say Western pressure on Hezbollah will continue to mount as the group risks losing the support provided by the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Hassan Jammal

Hassan Jammal: Deported from the United States at the end of 2006

Hassan Jammal was a member of Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA) and a follower of Rafic Labboun. Learn more about Hassan.

DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah.

DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., myfoxphoenix.com reports.
 

Feds: Tampa car dealer received millions in Hezbollah-related money-laundering scheme

By DANNY VALENTINE
 
A Tampa used car dealer received more than $3 million from Hezbollah-related organizations as part of a large money-laundering scheme designed to funnel cash to the terrorist group, the U.S.
 
The cash from those car sales was then taken, along with money from drug trafficking and other crimes, to Lebanon. Hezbollah members and supporters were involved at various points, including financing and facilitating the purchase of some of the used cars.
 

 

Nasrallah's appearance and al-Assad’s interview

There seems to be a number of things connecting the sudden public appearance of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in the midst of his supporters in Beirut, marking the religious festival of Ashoura, after years of confining his public appearances to video-links from unknown locations, and the televised interview conducted by ABC with Syrian President al-Assad, which represents the first interview given by the Syrian leader with an American media outlet since the start of the protests in Syria.

Hassan Nasrallah says building up weapons, backs Syria

BEIRUT - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, whose backers Syria and Iran are at the centre of heightened regional tension, made a rare public appearance on Tuesday marking the Shi'ite Muslim festival of Ashura and said his group was building up its arsenal.

Syria Undercover: The Underground Resistance

Ramita Navai goes inside the Syrian resistance, uncovering tales of torture and abuse

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