Search: Syria,Lebanon,Hezbollah,Russia (2 materials)

The Lebanese Front

... President’s announcement are particularly interesting (link in Arabic). Meanwhile, Russia will maintain a presence, as well as military bases, in the country as part of military cooperation. This will necessarily involve a lot of manoeuvring on the part of Russia in its contacts with Israel and Hezbollah. 1 . Shebaa Farms is a disputed territory located between Syria, Lebanon and Israel. The reason for the dispute is the fact that the border between Lebanon and Syria has never been demarcated. The United Nations and Israel consider Shebaa Farms a part of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, while Lebanon claims that ...


Lebanon in the Crosshairs of Jihadism

... Sunnis who have remained in the southern regions (the majority of Christians were forced to flee in the 1980s) and the Shia Hezbollah, the camp may at any time be used as a springboard for Sunni Islamists, which already happened in the summer of 2007. However, this time the movement will be oriented against the Shia. The plight of Syrian refugees, a potential source for the recruitment of new “oppositionists”, is an important factor behind insecurity and instability in Lebanon as well (see: НВО, 10.03.2015 [in Russian]). The acute problems in finding a political consensus between the main political forces in Lebanon cast doubt on any ...


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