Germany blacklists Hezbollah as ‘Shia terrorist organization’

The German Interior Ministry Thursday put Lebanese powerful Shia movement, Hezbollah, on its shortlist of terrorist group few year banning its military wing, Anadolu news agency reports.
Interior minister, Horst Seehofer, according to the ministry ordered ban on movement’s activities in the EU member country.
Security forces have been also instructed to immediately implement the ban across all states, the ministry also stressed.
There are reportedly around 1,000 Hezbollah supporters in the Germany according to country’s own domestic intelligence agency BfV.
Germany in 2013 outlawed military wing of the movement but stopped short to blacklist political arm despite pressure from the U.S and Israel, the Turkish state-run news agency reports.
Both Washington and Tel Aviv have listed the Shia group as a terrorist organization. Israel and Hezbollah have fought several wars including the 2006 last confrontation.

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