Lebanese struggle against Iran-backed Hezbollah and IRGC

Hezbollah and its backer Iran made a serious mistake by assassinating political activist Lokman Slim, even though investigations remain stalled and justice has yet to be served, Lebanese politicians and journalists said.

The assassination and related events have fueled growing opposition to the Iranian axis, even in areas where Hezbollah wields influence such as al-Adousiya in southern Lebanon, where Slim was shot to death on February 4.

Iran’s self-described “Axis of Resistance” has been used over the years to refer to an alliance between Tehran and its state-funded terror groups, including Kataib Hizbullah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen.

In the aftermath of the assassination, protesters have been calling for the full implementation of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1559 and have stressed the need to liberate Lebanon from Iran’s clutches and restore Lebanese sovereignty.

Slim, a leading secular voice in the Shia community and an outspoken critic of Iran and its militia group Hezbollah, was found dead in his car near the southern town of Tefahta.

Slim’s assassination is akin to the killings of journalists and activists by Iran-backed militias in Iraq, he said, most notably the killing of Iraqi academic Hisham al-Hashemi, who exposed the Iraqi and regional media cell run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from Baghdad.

“His murder is part of an effort to silence all those who call loudly for the implementation of Resolution 1559 and the disarmament of armed militias,” he said.

“The Iranian project can be countered only with a national project that brings everyone together under the roof of citizenship, commitment to the constitution and Arab and international legitimacy,” he said.

Iran’s proxies are working on several fronts to impose the Islamic Republic’s hegemony and expansionist policies in the region. In return, Tehran provides its “axis” partners with all the money, weapons and support they need.

Source: Al-Mashareq
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