A Hezbollah stronghold in a Beirut suburb reduced to rubble by Israeli air strikes in August 2006. Photograph: Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty Images

Fighters rearm and reinforce positions in valleys amid fears that Israel is about to launch attack on Islamic group

* Mitchell Prothero and Peter Beaumont
* The Observer, Sunday 8 November 2009

Hezbollah is rapidly rearming in preparation for a new conflict with Israel, fearing that Benjamin Netanyahu’s government will attack Lebanon again prior to any assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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