Hezbollah is stronger than at any time since its inception, according to a recent statement by the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah. The message was part of a television broadcast on the anniversary of a 2006 war with Israel, and in the ensuing 12 years Hezbollah is estimated to have significantly expanded its stockpile of weapons, including rockets and missiles.
Lebanon's Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags during the funeral of their fellow fighter Adnan Siblini, who was killed while fighting against insurgents in the Qalamoun region, in al-Ghaziyeh village, southern Lebanon May 26, 2015. Hezbollah is fighting across all of Syria alongside the army of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and is willing to increase its presence there when needed, the leader of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement said on Sunday. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho