Hezbollah killing: Jihadists blamed for Badreddine death
14 May 2016
- From the section Middle East
Hezbollah’s top military commander in Syria, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, was killed in artillery fire by jihadists, the Lebanese group says.
Badreddine’s death near Damascus airport, announced on Friday, was initially blamed on Israel, Hezbollah’s chief enemy.
Badreddine was believed to have run all Hezbollah’s military operations in Syria since 2011.
Hezbollah has sent thousands of troops to support Syria’s President Assad.
Source: BBC World