File - Hezbollah fighters hold their party flags, as they parade during the opening of new cemetery for colleagues who died in fighting against Israel, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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The official refused to say whether Hezbollah would send fighters to Iraq like it did in Syria. But he said that Israel's ongoing assault against the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, the turmoil in Iraq and the threat posed by ISIS to the entire region have pushed Hezbollah's military operations room to be put on a maximum state of alert, especially since the party's main battle is with Israel. The fast-moving dramatic developments in the region have prompted Hezbollah to raise its coordination with Lebanese official security agencies to the highest level in light of the possibility of ISIS making "a dangerous security breach" in Lebanon. Following the emergence of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the alleged leader of a self-declared Muslim caliphate straddling Syria and Iraq, ISIS will try to strike Hezbollah's targets in Lebanon because it is the leading military force that should be reckoned with in the Middle East.In light of the fast-moving developments in Iraq, Hezbollah seems to be more worried about ISIS' insistence to march toward Baghdad after seizing the Sunni stronghold of Tikrit, in addition to opening a fateful battle in the city of Samarra, home to key holy Shiite shrines, than the threat posed by the militant group to Lebanon.
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