aka Ansar Allah, Followers of the Prophet Muhammed, Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, Islamic Jihad Organization, Organization of the Oppressed on Earth, Organization of Right Against Wrong, Party of God, Revolutionary Justice Organization

Hezbollah was responsible for some of the most infamous acts of terror during the Lebanese civil war, including the bombing of the U.S. embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut, the hijacking of TWA Flight 847, and the kidnapping of Western journalists and academics. After the war's end in 1990, Hezbollah reinvented itself as a force in national politics and social programs, while simultaneously continuing to exist as one of the most active and dangerous terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Hezbollah was formed in June 1982 as a radical offshoot of the main Shiite Muslim party, Amal. At that time, Hezbollah supported the transformation of Lebanon into an ...

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