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    Hezbollah Ready to Deploy Fighters to Help Iraqi Militia Combat Daesh

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    Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement is ready to deploy fighters to help the Iraqi militia combat Daesh terrorist group, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) – The decision followed a request by the Iraqi militia to send immediate aid in the form of combat-ready personnel, the Hezbollah leader said.

    "Hezbollah will respond to the call for help of Iraqi fighters who are fighting against Daesh, and will send the required number of its fighters and officers within a few hours," Nasrallah said in an address broadcast by the Al Manar station.

    Hezbollah, established in the 1980s, is a paramilitary and political organization originating in Lebanon's Shiite population. The group initially aimed to end Israel's occupation of Southern Lebanon. On May 25, 2000, Israel withdrew from Lebanon, which Hezbollah widely saw as its victory.

     

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