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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Announced as Shiite candidates for the district were Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan, MP Ali Moqdad, Ibrahim Ali Moussawi and Ihab Hamadeh, who are all affiliated to Hezbollah.
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A fighter walks past a tank bearing a Hezbollah flag in the Qara area, in Syria's Qalamoun region, on August 28, 2017.
By: Nawal Sayed CAIRO -- 27 November 2017: Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has reiterated that Iran is the only and main funder of his group, but Hezbollah, as an armed group, relies on other financial resources inside and outside Lebanon.
Now, new revelations about a Hezbollah cold case from 1994 underscore the importance of rolling back the group's footprint in the region On July 19, 1994, the day after Hezbollah operatives blew up the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, the group sent a suicide bomber to take down a flight on Alas Chiricanas Airlines, a Panamanian commuter airliner carrying mostly Jewish passengers, including several Americans.
BEIRUT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Lebanese group Hezbollah will handover 670 prisoners, including 308 members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, allowing them to cross the borders into Syria based on a ceasefire deal struck between both sides.
A ceasefire took effect on Sunday in an Islamic State pocket straddling the Syria-Lebanon border, where the jihadists have been fighting the Lebanese army on one front and Hezbollah with the Syrian army on the other.
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A TOP commander of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has been killed in Syria.
Passengers at Beirut's International Airport huddled together to watch Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's speech on Friday 30 January.