The rise of the ‘Party of God’

A testimony to the victims of Hezbollah terror, but also a wake-up call to any government that is pondering whether the group is a "resistance" and "political" movement, as it claims to be, or a global threat.

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October 17, 2013 12:40
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Hezbollah supporters rally in south Lebanon

Hezbollah supporters rally in south Lebanon 350. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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On September 30, 1985, four Soviet diplomats were captured by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

At some point, perhaps to send a message or because of a dispute, one of the hostages was executed and his body left on a street in West Beirut. The Soviets were furious and mobilized an elite counterterrorism unit to hunt down the kidnappers.

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