Round 3, July 2017.                                                                                                     العربية

Hezbollah

Amount of influence in the life of Syria

       Lowest rating: 1 of 5

       Highest rating: 5 of 5

       Average rating ( 11 assessments): 2.9 of 5

Commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria

      Core : 0%

      Champion: 10%

      Conditional: 10%

      Neutral: 10%

      Opposed: 70%

 

Importance of Hezbollah in the life of Syria

Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

   "They are a well-armed fighting force supporting Assad when the Syrian Army was depleted. They had prior history working together. Backed by Iran. They are anti-Sunni.” (239312)

    "They are a formidable, well trained militia supported by Iran. They prevented the collapse of the Assad regime. They fight based on ideology, sectarianism, and blind hate.” (236592)

    "They've played a significant role in keeping the Assad regime in power and armed.” (233121)

    "Criminal.” (230713)

    "They are the prime foreign militia supporting the regime. This is existential to them. They are an Iranian-implemented force on the ground.(233911)

    "Armed by Iran. They are as dangerous as IS and al-Qaeda. They are fighting for their own interests, defending the regime. They have committed massacres against the Syrian regime.” (233881)

    "Supports Assad. Without them the government would have failed. The war would have ended within 3 years. There would be a democratic government in Syria today. They were made to support Assad, not to fight Israel.” (231211)

   "Iran sent them to Syria.” (234281) 

Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

   “One of the most important players. Strong because the regime is there. The support the regime because it's in their best interest.” (221641)

   “They do all the massacres of the Syrian people. They are a terrorist organization.” (220291)

    “They earned the respect of Syria before the revolution because of the war with Israel. It dropped when they interfered with Syria.” (221641)

   “The amount of fighters and the sectarian line they maintain.” (223911)

   “Same as IRGC. Most interested in western suburbs of Damascus.” (221951)

   “Supports Assad. Without them the government would have failed. The war would have ended within 3 years. There would be a democratic government in Syria today. They were made to support Assad, not to fight Israel.” (221211)

Round 1 statements (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):

   “Would fail if not for Iran's support.” (214281)