The Shiite Hizballah has transferred 10,000 fighters to Damascus ahead of a US strike on Syria, according to various sources  in Lebanon. The Lebanese organization has “called on all its officers and members to man their positions.” Hezbollah fighters have left their regular positions and checkpoints in southern Beirut, turning off their mobile phones so that they could not be traced.  The Hizballah force is assigned the main onus of defending the Syrian capital in the event of a US military attack, while also preparing to launch a rocket attack on Israel, depending on the okay from Tehran.