Hezbollah field commanders confirm Russia providing heavy technical weaponry

In report from Daily Beast, two Hezbollah field commanders confirm Russian provision of long-range missiles, laser-guided rockets and anti-tank weapons

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Hezbollah has confirmed that Russia is directly providing them with heavy weaponry. According to a report by the Daily Beast, two Hezbollah field commanders confirmed that Russia has been providing Hezbollah with “long-range technical missiles, laser-guided rockets and anti-tank weapons”.

The commanders confirmed “there is a relationship of complete coordination between the Assad regime in Damascus, Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia.”

According to one of the two Hezbollah commanders Russia and Hezbollah “are strategic allies in the Middle East right now—the Russians are our allies and give us weapons,” and “Without their [Russian] air force we can’t advance and they couldn’t give us air support without our information from the ground.”

Russia denies any arms provision to Hezbollah and claims all its military operations in Syria are to combat the Islamic State.