Hashim Safi Al-Din: New Hizballah commander of Israeli frontline
Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah has placed Hashim Safi Al-Din, his cousin and heir apparent, in command of southern Lebanon and its border with Israel.
Tehran views the newly appointed South Lebanon commander, Hashim Safi Al-Din, is its most stalwart partisan in the Lebanese Shiite Hizballah leadership since Imad Moughnieh passed away two years ago in an exploding car in Damascus.
The move and other signs point to speculation that Lebanon is upgrading Iran-backed preparations for an armed clash.
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DEBKAfile Iran, Hizballah upgrade war preparations, new Israel front line commander