Somalis Fought alongside Hizbullah against Israel

The war in Lebanon should not to be seen as a regional conflict, but as a global confrontation of the Resistance Network against Israel and the West.

A UN report handed into the UN Security Council revealed that 720 Islamic militants from Somalia arrived at Lebanon in July and fought alongside Hizbullah against Israel. In return, Hizbullah, backed by Syria and Iran, provided the "Islamic Alliance for Control of Somalia" with training and weapons in order for them to take control in Somalia.

The manifestation of the Resistance Network's pattern in Somalia and in Lebnon is very similar. In both countries the militant Islamist-guerilla groups attempt to impose their authority upon the local political system, while enjoying a low capacity of governance by the central government.

The Reut Institute contends that the recent war in Lebanon cannot be seen as a regional conflict, but as a global confrontation of the Resistance Network against Israel and the West. This goal of the Resistance Network seems to serve as a unifying cause for the Sunni Islamist Alliance of Somalia and the Shiite Hizbullah.

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