Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine killed in Syria - group confirms

Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed in Syria, the Lebanese Shia militant group confirmed.

Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen TV said he had died in an Israeli airstrike at one of the group’s bases near the Lebanese-Syrian border on Tuesday.

Badreddine was indicted by a UN-backed special tribunal for the assassination former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.

On a US sanctions list he was assessed as being responsible for Hezbollah’s activities in Syria, where they supporting the forces of Bashar al-Assad.

Badreddine’s death marks the biggest blow to the group since their top military chief Imad Mughniyah was assassinated in 2008.
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