Hizbullah Employed To Protect Syrian Interests
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has determined that the
Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has been employed to protect Syrian interests in
Officials said the U.S. intelligence community has concluded that
Hizbullah was recruited to help battle anti-Syrian elements in Lebanon. They
said Hizbullah was recruiting operatives in the Sunni north to facilitate
security along the Syrian border.
"For years, Hizbullah did not get directly involved in helping Syria in
Lebanon," an official said. "In 2009, we saw a distinct shift toward direct
assistance of Damascus."