Senior Hizbullah Operative Killed in Syria

(Guardian-UK) Martin Chulov - Ali Hussein Nassif, a founding member of Hizbullah and one of its most senior operatives, was killed near Homs in Syria over the weekend by a roadside bomb and was buried in his home village in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, the group has confirmed. Hizbullah's al-Manar television said Nassif's death occurred as he "carried out his jihadi duties." Officials in Nassif's home village of Buday suggested that seven other Hizbullah members had recently been wounded in Syria. A separate report claimed that a second Hizbullah member, Zain al-Abidin Mustafa, had also been killed and was buried in Baalbek. New graves in cemeteries in Lebanon designated for Hizbullah members deemed to have died as martyrs have steadily been dug throughout the summer.

2012-10-03 00:00:00

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