September 12, 2014 | The National Review Online

No Time to Forget Iran’s Terrorism

As my Foundation for Defense of Democracies colleague Bill Roggio wrote:

The US air campaign to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces break the Islamic State’s siege of Amerli benefited the Hezbollah Brigades, a Shia militia that is supported by Iran and is listed by the US government as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist group. The Hezbollah Brigades is the second Shia militia involved in killing US soldiers to have taken advantage of US airpower to gain territory.

In 2007, the Hezbollah member Ali Mussa Daqduq played a crucial role in the murders of five American soldiers in Iraq. Iraq’s pro-Iran government in 2012 released Daqduq over the objections of the Obama administration. He is now in Lebanon. Moreover, Hezbollah was responsible for the killing of 241 U.S. Marines in Beirut in 1983.

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