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Slain Hezbollah Commander Fought in Syria

This undated photo released by the Hezbollah Media Relation Office Nov. 4, 2013, shows Hassan al-Laqis.This undated photo released by the Hezbollah Media Relation Office Nov. 4, 2013, shows Hassan al-Laqis.
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This undated photo released by the Hezbollah Media Relation Office Nov. 4, 2013, shows Hassan al-Laqis.
This undated photo released by the Hezbollah Media Relation Office Nov. 4, 2013, shows Hassan al-Laqis.
VOA News
Hassan al-Laqis, the senior Hezbollah commander shot dead outside his home in Lebanon Wednesday, had taken part in Syria's civil war and was previously the target of several failed assassination attempts.

Hezbollah described Laqis as "one of the leaders of the Islamic resistance" against Israel.

He had been with the Shi'ite militant group since it was set up in the 1980s with Iranian support to fight Israeli troops occupying south Lebanon. His son was killed in the group's 34-day war with Israel in 2006.

Laqis was the most senior Hezbollah figure to be assassinated since Imad Mughniyeh was killed in a Damascus bombing in 2008.

Hezbollah has blamed Israel for both killings, a charge Israeli officials deny.

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by: USMC from: USA
December 04, 2013 12:49 PM
i don't believe the israelis had done this scumbag in. the israelis signature hit is immaculate sterility. Professionalism to the last. this guy was killed in a barrage of AK47 bullets - the killers sprayed bullets all over... very unIsraeli - if you know what i mean..
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by: Igor from: Russia
December 04, 2013 11:58 PM
Israel has its typical tradition of unlawful assassinations of its enemy leaders. So every blame is on Israel although it always keeps silent or denies its dirty works. It is a typical type of Israel's terrorist actions supported by many Western nations.

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