LastDayWatchers as the evidence mount up
Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a police intelligence headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens more, a health official said.
Security forces and attackers engaged in a two-hour gun battle at the complex where explosions could be heard, police said.
Wednesday's attack came only one day after a similar assault on a mayor's office in the Sunni town of Tarmiyah that left 10 people dead.
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“We don’t underestimate our enemy and we take care when we train. But let them (the Israelis) hit us and see what will happen,”
Says Hajj Ali, veteran Hezbollah combatant using his nom de guerre, or battlefield alias. He called it a “balance of terror” between the two sides.
In Lebanon, Hezbollah, which gets extensive support from Iran, has evolved from a band of resistance fighters three decades ago into a military powerhouse and a political organization with an extensive social welfare network. However, its main focus remains Israel
Israel has refrained from striking targets in Lebanon, either because it cannot locate Hezbollah's arms depots or out of concern that a strike could trigger a hotter conflict.
“We are masters of disguise otherwise all our weapons depots would be up in flames by now,” Hajj Ali says. “Sometimes we let the Israelis see something, and hide well what we don't want them to see.”