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Israel kills senior Hezbollah leader in Syria

February 28, 2020 at 11:16 am

Senior Hezbollah leader, Emad Al-Tawil [Twitter]

Israel is reported to have assassinated a senior Hezbollah leader yesterday near the village of Hader, near Quneitra, in the Syrian Golan Heights.

Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported that a “civilian” was killed in an Israeli drone strike on his car in Quneitra, southern Syria.

However, opposition media reported that the target was Hezbollah leader, Emad Al-Tawil, the group’s foreign operations chief.

Israel has not yet commented on the drone attack.

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Israel has carried out numerous raids against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces and their allies, Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, saying its goal was to end Tehran’s military presence in the war-torn country.

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