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Scholar Presents Global Map Of Hezbollah Terrorist Operations

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The Jerusalem Post

Scholar Presents Global Map Of Hezbollah Terrorist Operations

The map “divulges the little-known fact that in 2010, Hezbollah stored ammonium nitrate intended for making explosives in a house purchased by a French Lebanese professor."

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL 

A leading expert on the Lebanese terrorist movement Hezbollah’s operations across the globe presented last week the first-ever interactive multimedia tool chronicling the Shi’ite organization’s malign activities.

“Hezbollah is active not only along the Blue Line, not only in Syria, but in other military conflicts throughout the region and in terrorist activity around the world,” Matthew Levitt, the Hezbollah expert, told The Jerusalem Post on Friday.

“The group goes to great lengths to publicize the other activities it wants people to know about, social welfare activity and political activity for example. But it goes to still greater lengths to hide its covert, illegal activities, from terrorist operations to narcotics trafficking in money laundering,” said Levitt, who serves as the director of the Washington Institute’s Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

“This tool aims to provide a user-friendly, free, open source, location for verified information about Hezbollah’s global activities,” he added.

The US, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Arab League and many Latin American countries have designated Hezbollah a terrorist entity.

Read more: https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/scholar-presents-global-map-of-hezbollah-terrorist-operations-637940