BEIRUT (Reuters) – Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed in an attack in Syria, the Lebanese Shi’ite group said on Friday, the biggest blow to the Iranian-backed organization since its military chief was killed in 2008.
Iranian leaders publicly broke ranks this week with major Arab Gulf nations in a series of statements criticizing these regional powers for formally designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Air Force navigator Ron Arad, who disappeared after his Phantom went down over Lebanon in 1986, was held in Iran for several years before dying of illness, according to a report in the Tel Aviv daily Yediot Achronot.
JERUSALEM—Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned this week that his militia has the capability of inflicting casualties on Israel, comparable in numbers to those from an atomic bomb, by firing missiles at an ammonia plant in Haifa’s industrial zone.
Russian special operations troops are working covertly in Syria to support an array of Iranian-backed fighters, including members of the international terrorist group Hezbollah, U.S. defense officials and counterterror experts say.
U.S. and European authorities announced on Monday that they had busted a “massive” drug and money-laundering scheme being operated by the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah.
JERUSALEM—The Russian military presence in Syria is significantly upgrading the military skills of Hezbollah, according to an Israeli general.
JERUSALEM – The explosive device that targeted an Israeli patrol in South Lebanon Monday without causing injuries had been anticipated since missiles fired by Israeli aircraft killed a Hezbollah figure named Samir Kuntar in a Damascus suburb two weeks ago.
JERUSALEM—Hezbollah on Saturday announced the assassination of one of its most notorious commanders, Samir Kuntar, by Israeli jets, which rocketed a building on the outskirts of Damascus where he and other militants were staying.