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  • Emergence of Hezbollah

    Hezbollah was formed sometime in 1982 in response to an Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Hezbollah, meaning "Party of God", is a Shia religous extremist terrorist group based in Lebanon. *the exact date that Hezbollah was formed is unknown
  • Hezbollah Gains Support

    Hezbollah gains their first supporters from Iran with the assistance of over 1,000 fighters of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard. *no specific date
  • Davis S. Dodge Kidnapping

    Hezbollah is believed to be behind the kidnapping of the president of the American University in Beirut, Davis S. Dodge.
  • Car Bombing of U.S. Embassy

    Hezbollah attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut with a car bomb, killing 63 people, 17 of whom were American citizens.
  • Truck Bomb Against U.S. Marine Barracks

    Hezbollah attacks U.S. Marine barracks with a truck bomb, killing 241 American military personnel in Beirut. Another attack against the French military compound in Beirut kills 58.
  • Bombing in Spain

    Hezbollah bombs a restaurant near the U.S. Air Force Base in Torrejon, Spain killing 18 U.S. citizens and injuring 83 more.
  • Car Bombing of U.S. Embassy Annex

    Hezbollah attacks the U.S. embassy annex in Beirut with a car bomb, killing 2 Americans and 22 others.
  • Hijacking of a Kuwait Airlines Plane

    Hezbollah terrorists hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, murdering four passengers, including two Americans.
  • Hezbollah Publicizes Manifesto

    Hezbollah publicizes its manifesto noting that the group's struggle's will continue until Israel is destroyed and rejects any cease-fire or peace treaty with Israel. The document also attacks the U.S. and France.
  • Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

    Hezbollah terrorists hijack TWA flight 847. The hijackers kill Robert Stethem, a U.S. Navy diver and dump his body at the Beirut airport. Other passengers are held as hostages before being released on June 30.
  • Kidnapping of William Higgins

    Hezbollah kidnaps William Higgins, a U.S. Marine serving with a United Nations truce monitoring group in Lebanon and murder him.
  • Hezbollah Disregards the Taif Agreement

    Members of the Lebanese parliament ratify the Taif Agreement. Although the agreement calls for the "disbanding of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias," Hezbollah remains active.
  • Sayyad Hassan Nasrallah Emerges as New Leader of Hezbollah

    Sayyad Hassan Nasrallah emerges as Hezbollah's new leader after Israel kills the group's old leader, Abbas Musawi.
  • Embassy Bombing in Buenos Aires

    With the help of Iranian intelligence, Hezbollah bombed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuring over 200.
  • Bombing of Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires

    Once again with the help of Iranian Intelligence, Hezbollah bombs the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires killing 86 and injuring over 200.
  • Hezbollah Launches Rockets Into Israel

    Hezbollah launches rockets in towns in northern Israel in one of the group's numerous attacks on Israeli civilians
  • More Rockets Launched Into Israel Causing an Israeli Offensive

    Hezbollah fires 28 rockets into northern Israeli towns and a week later, the group fires another 16 rockets, injuring 36 Israelis. To stop Hezbollah rocket fire, Israel responds with a major offensive, known as the "Grapes of Wrath" operation.
  • The U.S. lists Hezbollah as a Terrorist Group

    The United States recognizes Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
  • Israel Withdraws from the "Security Zone"

    Israel withdrew all troops from Lebanon after 18 years patrolling the "security zone," a strip of land in the southern region of Lebanon that was set up to prevent attacks on northern Israel.
  • Hezbollah Kidnaps and Kills 3 Israeli Soldiers

    Hezbollah attacks an Israeli military post and raids Israel, kidnapping and killing three Israeli soldiers.
  • The British Government Lists Hezbollah as a Terrorist Group

    The British government recognizes Hezbollah's military wing as a terrorist organization.
  • Canada Lists Hezbollah as a Terrorist Group

    Canada lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
  • Australia Lists Hezbollah as a Terrorist Group

    Australia lists Hezbollah's as a terrorist organization.
  • 16-Year Old Israeli Boy is Killed by Hezbollah Rockets

    Hezbollah rockets kill a 16-year-old Israeli boy and wound many more.
  • UN Security Council Aims Resolution at Hezbollah

    United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 calls for "the disbanding and disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias," a shot at Hezbollah.
  • The U.S. and France ban Al Manar

    The United States and France ban Hezbollah's television network, Al Manar. A U.S. State Department spokesman said that the channel "preaches violence and hatred."
  • The European Union Refrains from Recognizing Hezbollah as a Terrorist Group

    The European Parliament passed a resolution stating: "Parliament considers that clear evidence exists of terrorist activities by Hezbollah. The (EU) Council should take all necessary steps to curtail them." The European Union still refrains from placing Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations.
  • Eight Israeli Soldiers Murdered

    Hezbollah attacks Israel with rockets once again and crosses the border to kidnap two Israeli soldiers. Three Israeli soldiers are killed in the initial attack, and five more soldiers were killed as Israel tried to rescue the soldiers and push Hezbollah from its border.
  • The UN Security Council Adopts Resolution 1701

    The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1701, which called for "a cessation of hostilities, the deployment of Lebanese and U.N. forces into southern Lebanon, and the disarmament of armed groups in Lebanon."
  • Hezbollah's Top Commander Killed

    Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah's top cammder was killed in Syria. Hezbollah suspected the Israeli government of the assassination.
  • Hezbollah takes over west Beirut

    Gunmen from Hezbollah seized most of western Beirut, driving out supporters of the Western-backed government.
  • Hezbollah Goes Political

    Hezbollah gains 12 seats in the Lebanonese Parliment as well as 2 seats in the cabinet in order to try and reach their political goals.
  • Israelis seize Iran arms ship

    Israel's navy has intercepted the Francop, a ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of weapons intended for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
  • Hezbollah Has Improved Missiles

    Defence Secretary Robert Gates of the United States warns that Hezbollah has more arms than most governments and accused Syria and Iran of supplying those weapons.
  • Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies

    Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, seen as a key figure in the founding of Hezbollah, died.
  • Lebanon's Unity Government Collapses

    Members of Hezbollah and its allies brought down unity government after resigning from Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Cabinet.
  • Hezbollah Supports Bashar al-Assad

    Iran and Hezbollah risk their future ties with Syria by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
  • Hezbollah Admits to Drone In Israel

    The leader of Hezbollah has admitted that his group was responsible for the launch of a drone that was shot down over Israel.
  • Hezbollah Sets Off a Bus Bomb in Bulgaria

    Hezbollah carried out a bus bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria.
  • Hezbollah Backs Syria

    The leader of Hezbollah has declared that they will defend Syria and not let it fall to the US or Israel.
  • Hezbollah Invades Syria

    The military chief of the group of Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, has accused Hezbollah fighters of invading Syria.
  • Syrian Rebels and Hezbollah Clash

    Multiple people have been killed in an exchange of gun-fire between Syrian rebels and Hezbollah fighters.