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Hezbollah Watches and Waits

Ben West
Global Security Analyst, Stratfor
Jun 15, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Hezbollah supporters wave the militant group's flag at a rally in Lebanon in August 2016. With its vast network of operatives scattered around the world, Hezbollah has demonstrated its ability to stage attacks in unexpected locations to further its cause.
Hezbollah supporters wave the militant group's flag at a rally in Lebanon in August 2016. With its vast network of operatives scattered around the world, Hezbollah has demonstrated its ability to stage attacks in unexpected locations to further its cause.
(MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

For Hezbollah, revenge seems to be a dish best served cold. After an explosive device concealed in a vehicle killed the Lebanese militant group's leader, Imad Mugniyah, on Feb. 12, 2008, reprisal attacks looked all but certain. Hezbollah, after all, could hardly let such a high-level assassination go unanswered. Then...

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