File - Hezbollah members parade in Teffahta during a ceremony commemorating three slain Hezbollah leaders, Imad Mughniyeh, Abbas Musawi and Sheikh Ragheb Harb, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Sources close to the central command at Hezbollah told The Daily Star that the party has begun to take budget-cutting measures due to the shortage of Iranian aid caused by the Islamic Republic's tough economic situation.The sources also pointed to the huge financial impact of Hezbollah's involvement in Syria.According to sources in the party, Hezbollah has also fired many employees working within the party's social, health, media and service institutions to cut costs.In addition to this, the party has reduced its aid for Sunni civil and scholarly organizations that are close to Hezbollah.
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