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Hezbollah field trainer
killed in Israeli raid

Hezbollah field trainer Hajji Hassan Mansour (NOW)

BEIRUT - Hezbollah field trainer Hajji Hassan Mansour, known as Abu Haitham, was killed Monday in an Israeli raid that targeted the Beqaa area of Nabi Sheet, NOW’s correspondent reported.

 

His funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon in his town of Ansar in Nabatiyeh, the report added.

 

The news of Mansour’s death came amid conflicting reports on the Israeli bombardment.

 

A Lebanese security source told AFP that Israel bombarded a Hezbollah position on the Lebanon-Syria border on Monday.

 

However, it has not been confirmed yet whether the target was inside Lebanon or Syria.

 

"Two Israeli raids hit a Hezbollah target on the border of Lebanon and Syria," the security source told AFP.

 

The Hezbollah television station Al-Manar said there had been "no raid on Lebanese territory," reporting only the "strong presence of enemy planes over the area north of Beqaa" in eastern Lebanon.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the target was a Hezbollah "missile base."

 

Residents of Nabi Sheet, on the Lebanese side of the border, told AFP they saw flare bombs light up the sky ahead of the raids, which shook their houses.

 

Residents in neighboring areas said they heard planes flying low before the raids.

 

Nabi Sheet is a bastion of Hezbollah, which is helping the Syrian regime battle insurgents. The Shiite group has a suspected weapons store and training camp there.

 

Israel did not immediately confirm or deny responsibility for the raids. However, Israeli media implied that the army was responsible for the air raids.

Hezbollah field trainer Hajji Hassan Mansour (NOW)

His funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon in his town of Ansar in Nabatiyeh.

  • john.bono.9655

    @Johnyrocket69: Hezbollah's Hajji Hassan Mansour killed in Qalamoun Syria (not in Israeli air raid). https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/lebanonnews/536845-hezbollah-field-trainer-killed-in-israeli-raid http://youtu.be/11DAjNgFz_o

    March 13, 2014

  • huivam

    Jahmar has been killed. Things happen. Sorry, There are a lot (...), not killed yet!

    February 25, 2014

  • jossef.perl

    It is a good day for the world when someone like Abu Haitham who trained others to launch missiles targeting Syrian civilians (or Israeli civilians) no longer with us.

    February 25, 2014