Hezbollah members mourn over the coffin of Hezbollah fighter Mohamad al-Shami, who was killed during clashes in Syria's Aleppo, during his funeral in Bisariye village, southern Lebanon October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Saudi Arabia Monday vowed to go on targeting Hezbollah's "terrorist activities" and placing sanctions on members of the group.The news, carried by the Saudi Press Agency, came after a Cabinet meeting in the kingdom, a day after Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah launched fresh rhetorical salvos against Riyadh.Hezbollah has been fighting alongside Syrian government forces since 2013, while Riyadh sees Hezbollah as a proxy force of Iran, its regional rival.Hezbollah, which backs the Houthi force, accuses Saudi Arabia of supporting terrorists across the region.Following the Arab League vote, the Saudi-led Gulf Cooperation Council made the unprecedented move of designating Hezbollah a terrorist group.The U.S. Treasury Department and Saudi authorities Thursday announced fresh sanctions against accused Lebanese members and financial backers of Hezbollah.
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