Shia volunteers from the Iraqi Ketaeb (brigade) Hezbollah, march as they join the Iraq army to fight against Jihadist militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), on Wednesday, in Baghdad
An Israeli soldier takes part in an urban warfare drill simulating a battle with Hezbollah in a mock village at Elyakim military base near the northern city of Haifa, Israel.
A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburb of Bir al-Abed on Tuesday. A car bomb rocked the suburbs, a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shia Hizbollah movement, wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.
Eight-year-old Suleiman fled to Lebanon with his family from the Syrian town of Qusair after it fell to Hezbollah fighters and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. He stands in front of his belongings, in Arsal town, near the Lebanese-Syrian border on Wednesday. Read more
Hizbollah supporters in Bazzalieh village, Lebanon, fire their weapons to celebrate the fall of the Syrian town of Qusair to Hizbollah fighters and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday. The Syrian army captured the strategic town near the Lebanese border after a gruelling three-week battle, handing a heavy defeat to rebels and solidifying a shift in the country’s civil war in favour of Assad’s regime. Read more