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3rd June 2013 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Hezbollah Willing to Join Fight for Golan

Tony Badran

Hezbollah’s deputy leader Naim Qassem said on Lebanese TV at the end of May that the terror organization is ready to participate in fighting for the Golan. Speaking in an... more...

1st June 2013 – CTV News

News Update

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FDD's Tony Badran discusses recent attacks on Hezbollah inside Lebanon which may have come from Syrian rebels and Russia's support for Bashar al-Assad. more...

31st May 2013 – Politix

The Growing Role of Hezbollah in the Syrian Civil War

Tony Badran

The joint offensive of Hezbollah and Assad regime forces on the town of al-Qusayr in the Homs countryside in western Syria has been long in the making. Assad's forces, limited in manpower... more...

29th May 2013 – Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Hezbollah on the Move

Tony Badran

Iranian-backed Hezbollah forces are now leading the ground offensive in Syria on behalf of embattled President Bashar al-Assad, according to regional experts. more...

29th May 2013 – Quoted by Oren Dorell and Ahmed Kwider, USA TODAY

Syria’s Deepening Sectarian War Bleeds Across Borders

Tony Badran

The Syrian civil war is increasingly drawing in nations across the Middle East, a regionwide conflict that threatens to pit world powers against each other. On Wednesday, the United Nations Human Rights... more...

28th May 2013 – Voice of Russia

Afternoon Show

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The conflict in Syria has entered a new chapter after the European Union voted to lift its ban on arm sales to Syria this week, opening up the possibility of sending weapons to rebel troops. more...

24th May 2013 – Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Hezbollah’s Heavy Losses

Tony Badran

For over a week now, the Syrian town of Qusayr in Homs Province has seen some of the heaviest fighting in the two-year conflict. The struggle for Qusayr, says besieged... more...

23rd May 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Hezbollah Slips in Qusayr

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It’s been five days since Hezbollah and Assad regime forces launched their joint offensive on the town of al-Qusayr in the Homs countryside. Hezbollah and regime media... more...

21st May 2013 – Fox News

Fox Live

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FDD's Tony Badran on a troubling trend where young girls are used for temporary marriages in Syrian refugee camps. more...

19th May 2013 – BBC World Service

News Update

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The continued fighting in Syria. more...

19th May 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Collision Course

Tony Badran

President Obama is on a collision course with his allies on Syria. As Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, and Britain call for more aggressive steps to topple Bashar al-Assad... more...

13th May 2013 – Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Disappearing Red Lines

Tony Badran

In his April 30 White House press conference, President Obama explained that there’s evidence chemical weapons have been used in Syria, but “we don’t know how they were used... more...

9th May 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Israel’s Strategic Clarity in Syria

Tony Badran

It was perhaps fitting that the multiple Israeli strikes in Damascus last week followed Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s address from Tehran. Nasrallah had warned last Tuesday... more...

6th May 2013 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Contemplating Syria, Hezbollah Retaliation

Tony Badran

The alleged attacks by Israel against Syria, supposedly targeting an arms facility and advanced Iranian surface-to-surface missiles believed to be headed for Hezbollah... more...

4th May 2013 – CTV News

News Update

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FDD's Tony Badran discusses Israel and their tactics to keep weapons from the hands of Hezbollah and its allies. more...

28th April 2013 – CTV News

News Update

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FDD's Tony Badran discusses Syria's use of chemical weapons and the possible ramifications. more...

26th April 2013 – The Huffington Post

HuffPost Live

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FDD's Tony Badran joins a discussion on whether or not the drone reported over Israel was in fact a PR stunt. more...

26th April 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Hezbollah’s Drone to Israel: Calculated Adventurism

Tony Badran

On Thursday, Israeli fighter jets shot down a drone off of Haifa’s coastline. The drone, according to a statement from the Israeli military, was identified as it flew north to south along... more...

25th April 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Assad Reading the Signs

Tony Badran

On Monday, the pro-Assad regime Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad hosted a large delegation of loyalist Lebanese parties in Damascus. more...

18th April 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Protracted Syria War Not in US Interests

Tony Badran

Thirty years ago today, at Iran’s behest and supported by Hafez al-Assad’s regime, Hezbollah attacked the US embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The embassy bombing, which took place... more...