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(ˌhɛzbəˈlɑː) or


(Islam) an organization of militant Shiite Muslims based in Lebanon
[C20: Arabic, literally: party of God]


or Hiz•bal•lah

(Arabic. ˌxɛs bɑˈlɑ)
a radical Shi‘ite Muslim organization in Lebanon engaged in guerrilla warfare against Israel.
[< Arabic: literally, Party of God]
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Noun1.Hezbollah - a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean


[ˌhezbəˈlɑː] NHezbolá m, Hizbulá m
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WASHINGTON, June 11 (KUNA) -- The US expressed its commitment to Lebanon and "making sure that the Lebanese armed forces have the capacity to defend Lebanon's territory and its borders" on Wednesday, after Hezballah clashed with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters on its border with Syria.
In Iraq, Iran has employed combinations of its own Quds forces, Lebanese Hezballah and Iraqi Shia militias to take down targets that Tehran saw as threatening or inconvenient.
However, Reagan admitted to the board that he had approved "a convoluted plan whereby Israel would free 20 Hezballah prisoners, Israel would sell TOW [tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided] missiles to Iran, the five U.