Jun. 17, 2016
- Defeating Assad Could Bring About Hizbullah’s Downfall – Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
The losses Hizbullah has encountered with the Syrian civil war outweigh all those undergone against Israel combined. The most optimistic estimations place Hizbullah’s loss at a thousand members of its elite, while other estimations speak of at least 3,000 lost.
If Hizbullah fails in Syria, they will be unable to garner the support of Lebanese Shi’ites after having embarked on a frontier so far from home. Fighting on behalf of Iranian interests has reduced Hizbullah fighters to none other than militias for hire. Hizbullah’s involvement in Syria has cost it its reputation, popularity, legitimacy, youth, and leaders. The writer is general manager of Al-Arabiya television. (Asharq Al-Awsat-UK)