Hezbollah Commander Killed In Syria Explosion


Hezbollah in a statement yesterday announced the death of Mustafa Badr al-Din. Badr al-Din, a Hezbollah commander was killed in an explosion in Syria this week.

It said he was killed in a large explosion that targeted one of its centres near the Damascus International Airport.

Hezbollah said, “an investigation is underway to determine whether the explosion was the result of an airstrike, missile or artillery”.

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Badr al-Din was indicted by a United Nations-backed tribunal for his suspected involvement in a 2005 truck bomb that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

He was also designated a terrorist by the United States Tresury Department. U.S. officials have said he oversees Hezbollah’s military operations in Syria, including the movement of fighters from Lebanon to help support the Syrian regime.

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