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Hezbollah leader says his group is on alert

Hezbollah leader says his group is on alert

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah says he has asked members of his group to be on alert in southern Lebanon in case Israel attacks.
Nasrallah says Hezbollah is ready to confront any Israeli "aggression" against Lebanon. He did not threaten to open a war with Israel but said he feared a possible attack.
His comments came as Israel continued two days of intensive air raids against Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip.
Nasrallah was speaking from a secret location through a giant screen to hundreds of supporters who gathered in Hezbollah's stronghold of Beirut's southern suburbs.
Hezbollah fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006 that killed more than 1,200 people in Lebanon, most of them civilians, and 159 in Israel.