This combo of pictures circulated on social media show the elite unit of Hezbollah.
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The source mocked claims that the fighters' visors were equipped to detect explosives, a claim made repeatedly in numerous reports on the unit.Qassem Qassir, an expert on Islamist movements, said the military gear was itself not new, but was a fresh "show of strength" by Hezbollah, meant to reassure its supporters that the party was ready to handle unconventional attacks, including the use of chemical agents, against civilian areas where it enjoys broad support."These groups and units are not new, they are special units within Hezbollah that have been there for years," he said.Qassir said the party had trained special operations units to deal with attacks involving chemical weapons as part of their preparations for battle with Israel, and was deliberately showcasing these teams now in the face of anticipated security threats during Ashoura.
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