Militia confirms death: Israel’s army kills Hezbollah commander

Militia confirms death
Israel’s army kills Hezbollah commander

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Israel’s army kills a high-ranking Hezbollah commander in an airstrike in Lebanon’s coastal region. He is said to have helped organize numerous attacks on Israel. The militia responded with further rocket launches.

The Israeli army has killed a leader of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah militia in southern Lebanon. The airstrike hit Ismail Yussef Bas, the commander of the coastal region in Hezbollah territory, said the Israeli military. Among other things, he was involved in planning rocket launches and organized a number of terrorist attacks. Hezbollah confirmed the deaths of Bas and two other fighters in Israeli strikes, but gave no further details.

Bas was killed near the village of Ain Baal, just a few kilometers from the Israeli border, according to the Israeli military. Those close to the militia said that the “commander responsible for the Nakura region” had been killed. Hezbollah said it responded with rocket attacks on several Israeli military bases.

The Lebanese news agency ANI reported that one person was killed and two others injured in an Israeli attack on a car in Ain Baal. “Enemy aircraft” also carried out attacks on two cars in nearby Shehabiya. The Hezbollah-allied Amal Movement, for its part, reported the death of one of its fighters in the attack on Ain Baal.

In the border area between Israel and Lebanon, there have been almost daily battles between Israeli soldiers and fighters from the Hamas-allied and Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia since the war between Israel and the Islamist Palestinian organization Hamas began on October 7th. On Sunday night, Iran attacked Israel directly from its territory for the first time. According to Israeli data, almost all of the more than 300 drones and missiles fired by Iran were repelled. Tehran described the attack as retaliation for the attack on the Iranian consulate compound in Damascus on April 1, in which two generals of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were killed, among others. The attack is attributed to Israel, but there is no confirmation of this.

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