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Iran and proxy Hezbollah to build 150,000 strong shiite army in Syria
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Iran is quietly working with the terror group Hezbollah to ensure that Syria remains aligned with Tehran if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is deposed by rebel forces, according to an Israeli research organization.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah secretly traveled to Tehran in mid-April to meet with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, according to a report authored by Israeli Brigadier-General (ret.) Shimon Shapira, a senior research associate at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).

Nasrallah and Khamenei have devised a plan to establish a “150,000-man force for Syria, the majority of whom will come from Iran, Iraq, and a smaller number from Hezbollah and the Gulf states,” the report states.

The Israeli report was released as the Pentagon issued

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Added: May-3-2013 Occurred On: May-3-2013
By: golem
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Syria
Tags: Iran, hezbollah, syria, assad, nasrallah, lebanon, Iraq, sunni, FSA, rebel, shia, shiite, alawite
Location: Syria (load item map)
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