A look at the life of Hezbollah secretary-general

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A look at the life of Hezbollah secretary-general

Here is a look at the life of Hassan Nasrallah, secretary-general of Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite Muslim militant group.

He is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad and wears a black turban.

After civil war breaks out in Lebanon, the Nasrallah family leaves Beirut and moves to a village near Tyre.

A member of the Shiite Amal movement during Lebanon's civil war, he was born 1978 -- 1982.

Organizes a group to fight the Israeli occupation of Lebanon in 1982. This group eventually evolves into Hezbollah.

Musawi becomes secretary-general of Hezbollah in 1991. February 1992 - Musawi replaces Musawi as secretary-general of Hezbollah after Musawi is killed by an Israeli helicopter strike.

In 1997, Nasrallah's son, Muhammad Hadi, is killed in a clash with Israeli forces.

September 22, 2006 -- Nasrallah makes his first public appearance since the beginning of the conflict in July, addressing hundreds of thousands of people at a rally in Beirut.

In a speech on the television, Nasrallah calls for peaceful protests to secure the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and the creation of a national unity government. Security sources estimate that at least 200,000 protesters are expected to gather in the streets of Beirut the next day.

May 2008 - Declares the government's decision to shut down Hezbollah's communications network as a declaration of war. Armed conflict is between Hezbollah fighters and pro-government militias.

May 21, 2008 - After five days of talks, representatives from the Hezbollah-led opposition and Lebanon's Western-backed government came to an agreement to end the 18 month political crisis.

December 2017 - Joins calls for a Palestinian uprising after the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.