File - Resistance Brigades members parade during a ceremony in Haret Saida, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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There is growing concern over Hezbollah's recent decision to reactivate and boost the activities of the controversial Resistance Brigades in Sidon, according to a political source close to the situation.In response, Hezbollah scaled down the Resistance Brigades in Sidon by half in October, cutting the number of fighters to 200-250 and purging its ranks of troublemakers who were exacerbating tensions with the local community.The group was formed by Hezbollah in 2009 and is comprised of mainly Sunni supporters from Sidon.The delegations, which include several religious and political figures, have reportedly told Hezbollah that there would be no benefit for the party in losing support in Sidon, which would happen if it carried on with its plans.
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