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Old 05-14-2016, 02:33 AM
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Senior Hezbollah leader eliminated in Syria
Hezbollah's military commander, Mustafa Badr al-Din, killed in an airstrike in Damascus attributed to Israel.
By Ben Ariel



http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...8#.VzaN4DUrLIU


Arab media reported overnight Thursday that Mustafa Badr al-Din, Hezbollah's military commander, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah facility near the Damascus airport.

The IDF has not responded to the reports, but Hezbollah confirmed al-Din’s death early Friday morning.

Badr al-Din is considered the successor of senior Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in 2008 (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/125242), also allegedly by Israel.

He was identified by the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon as the key suspect in the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, for which Hezbollah was officially accused (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/176402). Badr al-Din is a cousin and brother in law of Mughniyeh.

If the reports are true, the assassination comes after the elimination of senior Hezbollah terrorist Samir Kuntar (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...6#.VzaPrjUrLIU) last December in Syria.

Kuntar murdered two members of the Haran family and a policeman in the northern Israeli city of Nahariya in 1979, crushing the four-year-old's head with the butt of his rifle after murdering her father in front of her. Her two-year-old sister died when the mother, hiding in a crawl space, accidentally smothered her while trying to prevent her cries from being heard.

He was released in 2008 as part of a prisoner swap with Hezbollah.

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Good riddance! This SLIME was responsible for so many murders and terrorist attacks! He was one of the architects of the attack that killed hundreds of US Marines and French troops in Beirut 1983!
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Hezbollah Commander Responsible for Killing US Marines, Killed in Israeli Airstrike

By Adam Eliyahu BerkowitzMay 13, 2016 , 9:57 am
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US Marine Corps Base in Beirut After 1983 Bomb killed 241 (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen reported on Friday morning that Mustafa Bader Al-Din (Badreddine), Hezbbolah’s chief commander for Lebanon was killed in an Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah base near Damascus’s military airport in Syria. Al-Din was leading Hezbollah’s fight to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“He took part in most of the operations of the Islamic resistance since 1982,” Hezbollah said in a statement. The statement to the press also said they were working to “define the nature of the explosion and its cause, and whether it was the result of an air strike, or missile (attack) or artillery.”

Israeli sources have not responded to the claims made by the Arab media that Al-Din was killed by an IAF airstrike. Israel has executed several airstrikes in Syria, mostly to destroy supplies of missiles and rockets en route to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Last year, it was reported that an Israeli rocket strike killed Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar in the Damascus district of Jaramana.


It was reported in Debka that Al-Din’s death may have been as the result of infighting due to conflicts in the Hezbollah leadership over their role in Syria’s civil war. Hezbollah has been taking heavy losses in Syria, over 1,200 fighter s killed, partially due to Russia providing less aerial support for Syrian forces. It was reported that Al-Din wanted to reduce Hezbollah’s presence in Syria in defiance of the orders of Hasssan Nasrallah, secretary general of Hezbollah.

Until 1982, Al-Din was a member of Fatah, now known as the Palestinian Authority. He was one of five Hezbollah members indicted by the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon in the 2005 killing of statesman Rafik al-Hariri.

Al-Din was also arrested in 1983 for the truck bombings of the US and French embassies in Kuwait City that left five people dead and 86 injured. He escaped from Kuwaiti prison when the country was invaded by Iraq in 1990.

Lebanese media outlet, Ya Libnan reported that Al-Din was behind the bombing of the US Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon in 1983, which killed 241 marines. The US Treaury Department put Al-Din on the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists in 2012.

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Dumb media were buying into reports it was Israel who killed this Hezbollah terrorists. However latest reports indicates it was done by Sunni terrorists.
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Hezbollah blames top commander’s death on Sunni extremists
Hezbollah's top military commander laid to rest

By Hugh Naylor May 14 at 2:54 PM

BEIRUT — In a surprise announcement Saturday, Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia blamed the recent killing of a militant described as its top commander in Syria on extremist Sunni insurgents. Many expected the powerful Shiite group to point a finger at its traditional nemesis, Israel.

Hezbollah revealed a day earlier that Mustafa Badreddine, one of its most senior figures, died in a mysterious blast in Damascus, the Syrian capital. Before leading thousands of militants in Syria, Badreddine, 55, is suspected of having roles in the assassination of a Lebanese prime minister in 2005, and other bombings that date to the attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983.

Analysts said Friday that *Badreddine’s killing appeared to bear the hallmarks of an airstrike by Israel, which has targeted a number of the Lebanese militants in Syria in recent years. But in a statement, Hezbollah blamed it on “artillery bombardment carried out by takfiri groups in the area.”

Hezbollah uses “takfiri,” an *Arabic word, to describe its extremist Sunni Muslim enemies, including al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
Hezbollah didn’t specify which group killed Badreddine or when he died.
But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said there has been no shelling for more than a week in the area where Hezbollah said Badreddine was killed, Reuters reported.
If Hezbollah had blamed Israel for his death, the group would have come under pressure to launch a tough retaliation that, in turn, would risk triggering war. Israel and Hezbollah fought a brief but devastating war in 2006.

[In blow to Hezbollah, senior commander killed in Syria]
The incident comes amid apparently rising fatigue experienced by Shiite militants in Syria aligned with that country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, that are battling his Sunni-led rebellion, analysts say. In recent weeks, scores of the militants from Iran, Iraq and Hezbollah have been killed by hard-line Sunni groups, notably al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra.
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Badreddine’s slaying by hard-line Sunni fighters, if confirmed, would further highlight how the Syrian civil war has become a proxy conflict driven by sectarian divisions.

Saudi Arabia, a Sunni powerhouse, plays an important role in backing the Sunni-led rebellion that is fighting Hezbollah and other pro-government Shiite fighters that have loyalties to Iran. Saudi Arabia’s primary enemy is Iran, a Shiite nation, and the two countries are locked in a regionwide competition for influence.

“Things will escalate because of this,” said Talal Atrissi, a Lebanese analyst who is close to Hezbollah.

“I expect that in retaliation for Badreddine’s killing, Hezbollah will carry out a number of special operations attacks against Jabhat al-Nusra” and the Islamic State, Atrissi said.

What we know about Mustafa Badreddine, the mysterious Hezbollah mastermind killed in Syria

In recent weeks, a shaky cease-fire that took effect in February appears to have intensified battles between pro-government Shiite militants and hard-line Sunnis, particularly Jabhat *al-Nusra. The al-Qaeda affiliate is not party to the cease-fire, allowing it to carry out more robust assaults against pro-government forces.

Last week, Jabhat al-Nusra fighters attacked a government-held area near the northern city of Aleppo, killing scores of Iranian and apparently Hezbollah fighters. A tally of media reports on the killings by Reuters put the number of dead at as high as 80.

At least 17 of those killed were Iranians, which the news agency said could have been the highest toll in a battle outside the Islamic Republic since its war with Iraq in the 1980s.

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, dozens of Iranian militants — including generals — have been killed in Syria. Some estimates put the number of Hezbollah dead at well over 1,000. Iran and Hezbollah intervened militarily to prop up the Syrian leader, their ally.

The Assad government is dominated by members of the Alawite religious group, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

It is unclear why so many of the Shiite militiamen have been dying in Syria recently.

Rest rest of the story plus video here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...f9a_story.html
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