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Hezbollah has suffered several setbacks since it began its involvement in the Syrian war – over 1,300 of its fighters have been killed and thousands injured, it has had to cut back on social services it provides to its constituency and had to resort to recruiting teenagers for the fight in Syria.These victories make it apparent that the combination of regime irregulars, foreign militias, Hezbollah fighters and crushing Russian bombardment has been a winning one in Syria. They have also had significant impact on Hezbollah's fighting capabilities. Israel's military estimates that Russia's interaction with Hezbollah decreases the latter's likelihood of war with Israel in the near future, figuring that Russia's dialogue with the group is likely to restrain its response to perceived Israeli airstrikes at a time that Hezbollah is playing a crucial role in the Syrian regime's advance.The longer-term impact of Hezbollah's interaction with the Russian military is more worrying.Improved tactics and diminished support for the national Army will likely support Hezbollah's argument that it is the only force capable of defending Lebanon from Israeli aggression and the radical Sunni threat.
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