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    Friday, May 09, 2008

    Hezbollah fighters overrun West Beirut and media HQ

    Red Cross officials said that at least 10 people were killed in the street battles that erupted yesterday after Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, called a government crackdown on his Iranian-backed Shia Muslim group a declaration of war.

    Nasrallah delivered his defiant speech on Thursday after the Government launched a probe into a private communications network run by Hezbollah, which is seen in the West as a terrorist outfit and which critics say has become a “state within a state".

    “The decisions are tantamount to a declaration of war and the start of a war ... on behalf of the United States and Israel,” Mr Nasrallah charged. “The hand that touches the weapons of the resistance will be cut off."

    The United States delivered a blunt warning to Hezbollah to stop its “disruptive activities” while UN Security Council members said that they were “deeply concerned” over the crisis.




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