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Hezbollah skiing video sets Lebanese social media on fire

A screenshot from a Hezbollah video in the snow released on February 15, 2022. (Screenshot)
A screenshot from a Hezbollah video in the snow released on February 15, 2022. (Screenshot)

The near simultaneous release of propaganda videos in which Lebanon’s army and the terror group Hezbollah flaunt their alpine skills triggered an avalanche of comments online Wednesday, some jokingly referencing the Winter Olympics.

Iran-backed Hezbollah looked eager to demonstrate it was undeterred by recent heavy snowfall in a slick two-minute production released late last night that soon started trending on social media.

Hezbollah fighters, having swapped their usual colors for all-white snow camouflage gear, are seen doing target practice on skis and snowmobiles near Lebanon’s southern border with Israel.

Also yesterday, Lebanon’s army released a video showing its alpine unit performing drills in the snow.

Many on social media volunteered comparative analysis and style marks, while others drew parallels with the biathlon events at the Winter Olympics currently underway in Beijing.

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