Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah disclosed Hezbollah's numbers in a speech Monday, days after seven people were killed amid the violence on the streets of Beirut.
"We're in the midst of a ticking time bomb," one Lebanese citizen who lives in Ein Rummaneh and witnessed the confrontation told Newsweek.
Authorities said it was the most protracted and violent street fighting in Beirut in years.
If the international community, and the newly appointed Lebanese government, don't act quickly to rescue the country and its people, then the Lebanon that we all knew and loved might be lost forever.
Carlos Ghosn was arrested just after his plane touched down in Japan in 2018, setting into action a chain of events that would captivate the world's attention.
Estimates suggest that 100,000 to 300,000 Afghan nationals need to be evacuated due to their work with the U.S. and its allies.
Hours after Hezbollah said it secured a shipment of Iranian fuel, neighboring Syria reported that it was under attack by Israel.
Newsweek spoke with Hezbollah, the Israel Defense Forces and U.N. peacekeepers, who warned of "a very dangerous situation" unfolding as escalations worsen.
Revolutionary Guard commander Major General Hossein Salami said Israeli officials "must be mindful of the dangerous consequences of their comments and exercise the necessary caution in their calculations."
UNIFIL Major General Stefano Del Col urged Israel and Lebanon "to cease fire and to exercise maximum restraint to avoid further escalation, especially on this solemn anniversary" of the Beirut blast, according to a statement sent to Newsweek.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry "reiterated its warning to Israel of the dangerous repercussions of its continuous attacks and holds it fully responsible for them."
The IDF chief of staff said his forces "would respond both overtly and covertly to any violation of Israeli sovereignty from Lebanon," while Syria warned Israel of "dangerous repercussions."
The IDF said that the "Iron Dome Air Defense System intercepted one rocket, while the second fell in an open area" and, shortly after, announced that "IDF Artillery struck in Lebanese territory."
France, the European Union and the U.S. urged Lebanese politicians to form a Cabinet and schedule an international conference to support the effort.
Lebanon, which is suffering from an economic and financial crisis, is experiencing shortages of several goods, including gas, electricity and baby formula.
Prominent Lebanese singer and composer Samir Sfeir was deported from Saudi Arabia after a 50-day detention.
"We welcome any resistance against the Israeli occupation wherever and whenever it is carried out," a Hamas spokesperson told Newsweek.
"If they want to vote, they can go home and vote there," one Lebanese protester said. "Since they love Bashar Assad, why don't they go home?"
"I think that all the countries and different terror organizations, of course led by Iran, that surround us, they look at this conflict, and they want to learn," an Israel Defense Forces official told Newsweek.
The strike came after four rockets were launched into Israel from Lebanon.
"The President conveyed to the Prime Minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire," according to the White House's account of President Joe Biden's fourth call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since the latest Gaza crisis began.
Rocket fire from Syria marks the third front in which Israel has faced hostilities since the eruption of conflict with Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, a battle with ramifications across the Arab and Muslim world.
Israeli tanks opened fire in an effort to halt mass protests that crossed the border from Lebanon into Israel, reportedly injuring two and prompting the Lebanese military to respond to the scene.
The Israel Defence Forces said that "three rockets were fired from Lebanon into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the Galilee," raising concern about a new front home to the powerful Hezbollah and other factions that support Palestinian fighters already at war.
A woman's dismembered limbs were found in a street in Lebanon's capitol Beirut.
The U.S. can further honor the memories of Slim, al-Hashemi, Khashoggi and countless unknown activists by naming their murderers and holding them accountable.
"It's gotten close to a billion people out of poverty over the last 40 years, and given the economic challenges in the Middle East, there is a lot to like about the thinking of the Chinese model," Princeton University's Michael Robbins told Newsweek.