Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement launched Syria war video game

Vastavam web: Sidling down the mean streets of Syria with his rifle, he picks off his enemies relentlessly: Ahmed is the hero of the video game Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement launched today.The Shiite armed group held a ceremony and news conference in Beirut to unveil the latest production of its electronic media department, which it named “Sacred Defence – Protecting the Homeland And Holy Sites”.The scenario’s introductory sequence has Ahmed in plain clothes visiting the Sayyeda Zeinab shrine, one of the holiest sites in Shiite Islam.

The mausoleum comes under attack and Ahmed reappears wearing a military uniform in a room whose walls bearing a poster of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and is often considered to have more firepower than Lebanon’s own regular army, deployed fighters in Syria in 2013.They have since fought alongside the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, an intervention widely seen as a major factor in the regime’s survival.