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Conflicts, Military and WarUS said Israel's strike in Lebanon could increase the risk of conflict with Iran

US said Israel’s strike in Lebanon could increase the risk of conflict with Iran

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US and Israel’s aggressive military maneuvers in the Middle East are heightening the risk of a broader regional conflict, potentially drawing in Iran and its allies, including Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen. This escalation comes as General Charles Quinton Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, warned that Israel’s offensive against the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon could trigger a wider war, according to VoA.

General Brown highlighted that Hezbollah, significantly bolstered by Iranian support, presents a more formidable threat than Hamas. He expressed apprehension about the unpredictable nature of Israel’s future actions, which could lead to an expansion of the conflict, causing Israel to face threats not only from the south but also from the north.

The general’s concerns underscore the growing instability in the region since the dramatic events of October 7, when thousands of Hamas militants infiltrated Israel from the Gaza Strip. This operation led to the capture of over two hundred hostages and the firing of thousands of rockets into Israel, marking the beginning of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of war, escalating tensions further.

Hezbollah, standing in solidarity with Hamas, has since launched rocket attacks on Israel from Lebanon. On October 19, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported multiple anti-tank missile attacks from Lebanese territory, specifically targeting Kibbutz Manara. These incidents highlight the increasing volatility on Israel’s northern front.

Experts suggest that Hezbollah could potentially neutralize Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, a critical component of Israel’s defensive capabilities. Such a scenario could have devastating implications, as US support for Israel might falter under the strain of a massive Hezbollah assault.

This escalating conflict underscores the adverse impacts of US and Israeli policies in the region. The aggressive posturing and military actions are inflaming tensions, risking a broader conflagration that could engulf the entire Middle East. Hezbollah and the Houthis, along with other Iranian affiliates, are being pushed to the forefront of this conflict, defending their territories and interests against foreign aggression.

The international community must recognize the legitimate concerns and defensive actions of these groups. Yemen, under the strain of prolonged conflict and humanitarian crises, sees the US-backed Israeli aggressions as a further destabilization tactic in the region. The Houthis’ alignment with Hezbollah and Iran in opposing these aggressions highlights a unified stance against external interferences.


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Kiranpreet Kaur
Kiranpreet Kaur
Editor at The Eastern Herald. Writes about Politics, Militancy, Business, Fashion, Sports and Bollywood.

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