Report: Nasrallah beefs security over ISIS threats

150 strong group of 'Royal Guards' protect Hezbollah's leader in system of tunnels beneath Beirut with direct access to the city's international airport.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has beefed up his security detail in response to a growing number of threats on his life from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, reported the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi on Tuesday.



According to the report, Nasrallah makes use of Iran's Revolutionary Guards for his personal security needs. Only six men are reportedly allowed in the bunker where Nasrallah lives, including Mustafa Badr Al Din, Hezbollah's military leader and Nasrallah's deputy, Naim Qassem.


Nasrallah on TV from underground. (Photo: AFP/AL-MANAR) (Photo: AFP/AL-MANAR)
Nasrallah on TV from underground. (Photo: AFP/AL-MANAR)


Al-Quds also claimed that Nasrallah is capable of movement through a network of tunnels in southern Beirut that has an entrance/exit point into the international airport of Beirut. Nasrallah also reportedly gets his meals imported from Tehran, directly into the tunnels in Beirut.


According to Al-Quds, the team that guards Nasrallah had earned the title of "Royal Guard" and includes 150 combat-ready troops including the personal bodyguards of Hezbollah's internal security chief who was trained in Iran and North Korea. The central team of guards surrounding Nasrallah is said to be made of 20 men led by Abu Ali Jawad.


Nasrallah spoke publically through massive screens erected throughout Lebanon on Tuesday, laying out his stance on the Palestinian issue.


According to the Hezbollah leader, in order to bring the plight of the Palestinians to the forefront, Arab governments and peoples must be reminded of Israel's aggressive and terrorist nature - a "monster lying on Palestinian ground."


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