Hezbollah supporters parade as they mark Martyr's Day in Tefahta, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Hezbollah is recruiting young Christian, Druze and Sunni men in east Lebanon for the Resistance Brigades to fight ISIS, local newspaper An-Nahar reported Wednesday.Hezbollah formed the Resistance Brigades in 2009, recruiting Sunni allies into the group, which later sparked controversy when clashes erupted between the militia and residents in south Lebanon.The clashes erupted between Assir's fighters, hiding in the Bilal bin Rabah mosque of Sidon's Abra neighborhood, and soldiers of the Lebanese Army, leading to the death of 18 soldiers.According to the group's chief, the Hezbollah-affiliated fighters also directly clashed with pro-Assir militants coming out of the Ain al-Hilweh camp to attack Army troops, and succeeded to push them back.While the group has been perceived as part of a Hezbollah tactic to penetrate into non-Shiite communities, their leader said the party was trying to spread the ideology of resistance and enhance it in all areas, while preserving the special characteristics of each community.
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