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Hezbollah's Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

by Nils Wörmer, Lucas Lamberty

KAS and MdF publish policy paper on the effects of the involvment on the organisation

Currently, Hezbollah is supporting the Syrian regime with up to 10,000 fighters, and, over the past years, has evolved from a local to a regional player and a key Assad ally. However, in his guest contribution published by KAS and Maison du Futur in November 2016, Bilal Saab of the Atlantic Council argues that Hezbollah is facing an identity crisis, and while the involvement in the Syrian war provided the group with military training and new tactical skills, there have also been disadvantages such as a loss of support from both the Sunni Arab world and some of its Shiite supporters in Lebanon.