Hizballah Commander Killed Outside Home in Lebanon

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Hassan al-Laqis, described by Hezbollah as one of the founding members of the group.
Hezbollah Media Office / AP

Hassan al-Laqis, described by Hezbollah as one of the founding members of the group.

Gunmen in Lebanon killed a senior commander of the Iranian-backed Shia militant group Hizballah on Wednesday.

Hizballah announced the death of Hassan al-Laqis, who the group described as a founding member, the Associated Press reports. In a statement it said al-Laqis was killed as he returned home from work around midnight in southern Beirut. Citing a Lebanese security official and an unnamed official close to Hizballah, the AP reports that al-Laqis was shot at close range by assailants, taking five bullets to the head and neck, and later died from his injuries after being rushed to a hospital.

Al-Laqis’ death comes in the wake of increasing violence in Hizballah’s heartland of southern Beirut, which has been affected by spillover sectarian violence from the civil war in neighboring Syria, where the group is fighting to bolster President Bashar Assad’s government.

[AP]

5 comments
ccopeland48
ccopeland48

Read a real book and learn about religions. Christianity and Catholicism are no better. Both of those religions has spilled blood by the millions as well so your point is? The difference in the world is that in 99% of cases the American media lies and sugarcoats everything to it's own people. And we really expect other countries and people to roll over for us.  I view as the same warmongering imperialism inherited from Britain. 

scotty1944
scotty1944

Live by the sword die by the sword. Why is this so hard to understand!!

Openminded1
Openminded1

No loss Muslim bs, the so called peaceful religion.  

daridekas
daridekas

it is really amazing to have in mind that behind all those murders is islam who preaches peace and love.

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