Report: Hezbollah exercise includes 10,000 operatives
Egyptian paper says Shiite terror group held three-day military-style maneuvers supervised by Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah, Iranian Revolutionary Guards' officials
The Egyptian government-backed newspaper Al-Gomhuria reported Thursday that Hezbollah held an unprecedentedly large military-style exercise this week, which included over 10,000 of its operatives.
According to the report, the drill was personally supervised by Hezbollah Chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah.
The maneuvers spanned three days and were also supervised by "top officials" from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the paper reported.
According to the report, the drill "simulated actual fighting and defending of strategic villages, as well as contingencies to raiding and occupying areas in the Israeli Upper Galilee – something Nasrallah has called for in the past."
The newspaper said that the majority of the exercise took place at the Beqaa Valley, which it hedged may be the scene for any potential battle between Israel and Hezbollah; as the area is both dominated by the Shiite organization and includes key weapon delivery routes.