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What Is the Extent of Hezbollah's Involvement in Syria?

While Hezbollah claims that it has sent militants to Syria to protect Lebanese citizens living in border towns, there are conflicting reports regarding the size and purpose of the party’s involvement, writes Elie Hajj.
Shi'ite, Sunni Muslim and Druze Lebanese clerics listen to Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addressing his supporters during a rally to commemorate Martyrs' Day in Beirut, February 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3DVC0

Hezbollah’s participation in the military events taking place in Syria is no longer an unconfirmed controversial matter in Lebanon. It has become unquestionable.

Lebanese people have become increasingly confident about the participation of Hezbollah's militants in the battles raging in Syria between the regime's army and the rebels, given the fact that the party has yet to issue statements denying or confirming these claims, not to mention the consecutive news about the funerals and commemorative ceremonies of many party members in their hometowns.

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