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Bodies of Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria’s Idlib returned to Lebanon

March 2, 2020 at 3:25 pm

Supporters of Hezbollah gather during a speech by Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary-General of Hezbollah on 13 August 2017 [Ali Dia/Anadolu Agency]

The bodies of Hezbollah militants fighting alongside the Syrian regime of President Bashar Al- Assad who had been killed in the Syrian governorate of Idlib arrived in Lebanon.

Footage of thousands of mourners holding the coffins of the eight Hezbollah militants killed in the recent confrontations in Idlib went viral on social media.

Lebanese Hezbollah militant group, backed by Iran, said it had lost eight of its fighters in northwestern Syria, during battles against armed opposition groups there and in airstrikes carried out by Turkey.

Iranian media reported that 21 of its proxy fighters allied with Syrian regime forces in Idlib have recently been killed there.

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Thirty-three Turkish soldiers were killed and several were seriously injured on Thursday night, in an airstrike by the Syrian regime forces on the Turkish army in Idlib, north of Syria.

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