U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday praised Gulf states for blacklisting Hezbollah as a terror group, accusing the party of blocking the future of the region and destroying the dreams of generations, along with ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Hamas. "ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas represent different kinds of terror," Trump said in an address at the U.S.-Arab Summit in Riyadh.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah announced on Thursday that his party's mission along the eastern border is accomplished, saying that this area has now become the responsability of the state now that Hezbollah positions were dismantled.
Jihad is a central element of the sectarian narrative circulating today in Syria. Yet jihad is also at the crux of the discourse held by Lebanese Hizbollah and a major driver for its militants fighting across the border. In Syria, jihad appears to have become above all the prerogative of radical Sunni groups such as ISIL and Hayaat Tahreer Sham (also known as the former Nusra affiliate to Al Qaeda).