Lebanon’s Hezbollah Leader Claims a Force of 100,000 “trained fighters”

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Hezbollah leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, declared Monday that his powerful militant group has 100,000 trained fighters. His speech appears to be a message to domestic foes following the nation’s worst internal violence in years. It is difficult to verify the high number of fighters the leader claims as Hezbollah is largely secretive. But, if true, it would be larger than the size of Lebanon’s armed forces, estimated at around 85,000 soldiers.