Amid increasing turmoil in the Golf region involving Washington, London and Tehran, Hezbollah forces have begun redeploying forces along the Israeli-Lebanon border, as well as the Israeli-Syrian border more to the east, reported Saturday morning the American Daily Beast.

Several anonymous fighters and an officer of the Hezbollah Lebanese-based terrorist organization were cited in the Daily Beast, saying their organization is hurting from sanctions and is ready to initiate force against Israel — if given the green light by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“The sanctions now have us preparing for dealing with the Israeli front,” said a Hezbollah officer, named as “Commander Samir” in the report, and was claimed to be in charge of 800 fighters. “We will fire the first shot this time,” he reportedly said.

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