Nephew of a top Hezbollah official killed in Syria

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The nephew of Caretaker Agriculture Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan, a key Hezbollah official has been killed along with three other Hezbollah fighters in Syria’s Qalamoun region, a source close to the party said on Thursday.

“Ali Rida Fouad Hajj Hassan, aged 22, was killed along with three other Hezbollah fighters in Qalamoun” north of Damascus on Wednesday, the source told Agence France Presse.

“He was the nephew of Hussein Hajj Hassan,” Caretaker Agriculture Minister who represents Hezbollah in the cabinet, the source added.

Local TV stations said the young fighter was buried in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Thursday. The funeral was accompanied by gunfire by mourners.

Qalamoun is located along the border with Lebanon, and fighting has escalated there in recent weeks as Syria’s army and its backers launched a bid to wrest from the rebels areas under opposition control.

Thousands of Shiite Hezbollah members are fighting alongside the forces loyal to president Bashar al Assad against the mostly Sunni Syrian rebels who are seeking to overthrow the 40 year old regime despite the Baabda Declaration which calls for distancing Lebanon from the conflict in Syria .

The Hezbollah fighters have been instrumental in the regime’s control of Syria’s strategic town of al-Qusayr several months ago. Hezbollah continues to fight alongside Assad’s troops in several hotspots.

AFP

  • 5thDrawer

    They always send the young … but maybe he didn’t have a son to turn into another fighter.

  • 5thDrawer

    They always send the young … but maybe he didn’t have a son to turn into another fighter.

  • cook

    Good riddance to trash

    • Peaceforleb

      Cookie, they said that a Hezbollah Fighter past away, Not a Mossad agent.

      • cook

        Thats a horrible thing to say, are you racist?

        • Peaceforleb

          That’s a pretty funny reply Cookie, Considering your first post.

  • Heraclitus

    Good riddance to trash

    • Peaceforleb

      Cookie, they said that a Hezbollah Fighter past away, Not a Mossad agent.

      • Heraclitus

        Thats a horrible thing to say, are you racist?

        • Peaceforleb

          That’s a pretty funny reply Cookie, Considering your first post.

  • MekensehParty

    divine martyrdom…

  • MekensehParty

    divine martyrdom…

  • bypest

    RIP

  • bypest

    RIP

  • hezzies are terrorists

    please keep the good news coming

    • Peaceforleb

      No Problem, The FSA terrorist pigs are getting their a@% kicked in Syria. I hope they don’t run out of virgins for them.

  • hezzies are terrorists

    please keep the good news coming

    • Peaceforleb

      No Problem, The FSA terrorist pigs are getting their a@% kicked in Syria. I hope they don’t run out of virgins for them.

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    I had no idea that David Schwimmer had a Shia uncle….

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    I had no idea that David Schwimmer had a Shia uncle….