HEZBOLLAH leader Hussein Yazbek has been killed in a strike in southern Lebanon, it has been reported.
At least four more people are dead in the the strike that hit Naqoura district of the country.
No one has claimed responsibility for the strike as yet.
The second strike comes just hours after Hamas deputy leader Arouri was killed in Beirut by an alleged Israeli drone strike.
Arouri had close links with Hezbollah – a Lebanese terrorist group seen as one of the most deadly and formidable in the world who also support and back Hamas in their horror attacks on Israel.
The killing of Arouri in Hezbollah’s stronghold could escalate the the war well beyond the Gaza strip because of these strong ties.
Hezbollah has been embroiled in nearly daily exchanges of shelling with Israel across Lebanon’s southern border since the Gaza war began.
In a televised speech in August, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah had warned Israel against carrying out any assassinations on Lebanese soil, vowing a “severe reaction”.
Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati described the killing as a war crime aimed at Lebanon to drag them deeper into the conflict.
As Izzat Al-Rishq – a member of the Hamas Political bureau – called it a “cowardly assassination by the Zionist occupation”.
More than 120 Hezbollah fighters and two dozen civilians have been killed on Lebanese territory, as well as at least nine Israeli soldiers in Israel.
The militant group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah earlier today warned there would be “no ceilings” and “no rules” to Hezbollah’s fighting if Israel launched full war on Lebanon.Leave a comment