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Hezbollah says commander killed

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 00:56

Dec. 4 - Hezbollah says one of its commanders was assassinated outside his home in Beirut, and blames Israel for the killing. Michaela Cabrera reports.

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One of Hezbollah's commanders was killed in Beirut, the militant group said. This is the house of Hassan Al-Laqqis, where the assassination took place around midnight. The commander was shot in the head while he was driving his car. A gun with a silencer was used. Hezbollah is blaming Israel, an old rival with whom it fought a month-long war in 2006. The group describes Al-Laqqis as a leader of the Islamic resistance against the Jewish state. Israel denied any role in the killing. A source has said Al-Laqqis had joined battles in neighbouring Syria. The Shi-ite group has been sending fighters to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad against mostly Sunni rebels. Such intervention has fueled sectarian violence in Lebanon.

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Hezbollah says commander killed

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 00:56