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Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollaha€™s covert activities beyond Lebanona€™s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Hezbollaha€”Lebanona€™s qParty of Godqa€”is a multifaceted organization: It is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia Islam religious and social movement, Lebanona€™s largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organization. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including recently declassified government documents, court records, and personal interviews with intelligence and law enforcement officials around the world, Matthew Levitt examines Hezbollaha€™s beginnings, its first violent forays in Lebanon, and then its terrorist activities and criminal enterprises abroad in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and finally in North America. Levitt also describes Hezbollaha€™s unit dedicated to supporting Palestinian militant groups and Hezbollaha€™s involvement in training and supporting insurgents who fought US troops in post-Saddam Iraq. The paperback edition includes a new afterword by the author that updates the book for Hezbollah's role in the civil war in Syria, their ongoing shadow war with Israel, and for the trials of Hezbollah operatives accused of terrorist plots.5 (October 2007): 469a€“93. Bell, Stewart. Cold Terror: ... Toronto: Wiley, 2004. Bergman, Ronen. ... Chehabi, H. E., and Rula Jurdi Abisaab. Distant Relations: ... The Spycraft Manual: The Insidera#39;s Guide to Espionage Techniques. St. Paul, MN :anbsp;...

Author:Matthew Levitt
Publisher:Georgetown University Press - 2015-04-09


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