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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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The Ministry issued a statement on Friday expressing solidarity with the Saudi initiative based on the "hijacking" of Lebanon's foreign policy by the Iran-allied Lebanese militant group Hezbullah, according to a report by national news agency WAM.
Meanwhile, powerful Iraqi Shi'ite armed groups, including Kataeb Hezbullah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq, pledged to fight any US forces deployed in the country.
The Kweiris airbase had been under ISIL siege for more than two years until the government forces and Hezbullah forces with Russian air support advanced into the area and cleared it of Takfiri terrorists, leaving a large number of them dead and wounded.
Last Wednesday, Aytac Baran, the chairman of the Knowledge, Service, Solidarity and Research Association (Yeni yhya-Der) that is affiliated with HE-da-Par, which draws sympathizers from Hezbullah, was shot dead in Diyarbakyr.
Al-Riyadh newspaper ridiculed Hezbullah and its leader, describing him as the Persian agent in Lebanon and saying that his party is disabling the Lebanese government and hindering the election of a President for the country.
Earlier Thursday, Lebanese Hezbullah, also, condemned the terrorist attack in Tunisia.