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Son of late Hezbollah leader among 6 killed in Israeli strike

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 01:02

An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria kills a commander from Lebanon's Hezbollah and the son of the group's late military leader, in a major blow that could lead to reprisal attacks. Mana Rabiee reports.

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That young man in the camouflage fatigues is Jihad Moughniyah, seen in 2008. He was the son of the late leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, and he's been reported killed by an Israeli helicopter attack inside Syria that killed five others. Among the dead are Hezbollah commander Mohamad Issa, in a major blow that could lead to reprisal attacks. Hezbollah says the strike hit a convoy carrying the men near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It comes just days after Hezbollah's current leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said frequent Israeli strikes in Syria are a major aggression. He said Syria and its allies -- which include Hezbollah -- had a right to respond. Israel's military declined to comment but an Israeli security source confirms to Reuters that Israel's military carried out the attack. Jihad Moughniyah was in his 20's when he died and it wasn't immediately clear what role he was playing in the fighting in Syria.

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Son of late Hezbollah leader among 6 killed in Israeli strike

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 01:02