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EU puts military wing of Hizbollah on terror list

A French diplomat said the decision by the EU's 28 foreign ministers was reached unanimously.

BRUSSELS // The European Union has declared the military wing of Lebanese party Hizbollah a terrorist group.

A French diplomat said the decision by the EU's 28 foreign ministers was reached unanimously.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

The Iranian-backed group plays a pivotal role in Lebanese politics, dominating the government since 2011, and has since sent its members to bolster Syrian president Bashar Al Assad's forces in their assault of rebel-held areas.