Israel claims to have killed Hezbollah commander in southern Lebanon

Israeli army claims Ali Nasser Farran was responsible for Hezbollah’s weapons production

Anadolu Agency May 23, 2024
Smoke rises after the Israeli air strike on Kafr Kila, Lebanon on May 14, 2024. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY


The Israeli army claimed Thursday to have assassinated a Hezbollah military commander in an airstrike in southern Lebanon.

A military statement said Ali Nasser Farran, allegedly responsible for Hezbollah’s weapons production, was killed in the strike.

It, however, did not provide any details about where the Hezbollah commander was killed.

Hezbollah, for its part, confirmed that Farran was killed in southern Lebanon, without providing any details about the circumstances of his death.

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Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency earlier reported that one person had been killed and three others injured in an Israeli drone strike on a highway between the towns of Kafr Dajjal and Nabatieh in southern Lebanon.

Tensions have risen along Lebanon’s border with Israel amid cross-border attacks between Hezbollah and Israeli forces as Tel Aviv presses ahead with a deadly onslaught against the Gaza Strip, which has killed more than 35,700 people since last October following an attack by the Palestinian resistance group, Hamas.

Israel stands accused of “genocide” at the International Court of Justice, which has ordered Tel Aviv to ensure its forces do not commit acts of genocide and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.


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