On Sunday, an Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed a Hezbollah commander and the son of the group’s late leader Imad Moughniyah reports Reuters. Sources close to Hezbollah confirmed the deaths.
The strike hit a convoy with Jihad Moughniyah and other members including Commander Abu Issa. The attack took place in the Syrian province of Quneitra near the Israeli occupied Golan Heights. Five Hezbollah members were killed in all due to the attacks.
In recent days, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah expressed that the Israeli strikes in Syria were an act of major aggression. He also said that the group was stronger than before and that Syria as well as its allies had the right to respond.
Iran's Tabnak news site said several of its Revolutionary Guards had also been killed in the attack. Meanwhile, the Hezbollah-run al-Manar news channel said the Israeli attack suggested "the enemy has gone crazy because of Hezbollah's growing capabilities and it could lead to a costly adventure that will put the Middle East at stake".
Israel's military declined to comment reports Reuters. However, an Israeli security source confirmed to Reuters that the Israeli military had carried out the airstrike.