Hezbollah commander killed while fighting ISIS in Syria

Ali Al-Hadi Al-Ashiq
Ali Al-Hadi Al-Ashiq

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group says one of its top commanders has been killed while fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.

The 44-year-old Ali Al-Hadi Al-Ashiq is the latest fatality for the Shiite group that has fought alongside Syrian government forces in the civil war next door since 2012.

Hezbollah said on Wednesday that he was killed fighting IS in the central desert of Palmyra on Monday.

Hezbollah sent thousands of fighters to Syria, helping government forces in major battlefields victories against armed opposition and Islamic militants.

More than 1,000 Hezbollah fighters have been killed there.

Al-Ashiq, also known by his nickname Alhaj Abbas, was among first Hezbollah commanders sent to Syria and he took part in the key battle in al-Qusair, near the Lebanese border.

He also fought against Israel.

AP

  • Rascal

    Terrorists killing terrorists. Keep up the good work.

  • Jack

    The yellow coffins keep on coming, the more the better.
    Lebanese suckers……

  • Hannibal

    To die defending one’s country is an honor. For each Lebanese lost a thousand zionist wahabis are dispatched to hell.
    That being said this ratio with the next war must follow General’s Patton’s wisdom:
    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the zionist bastard die for his.”

  • Steve Harvey

    The war in Syria has been a godsend for America and Israel. Terrorists fighting terrorists over there means less terrorists will go home to America, Europe and Australia to launch attacks.

    • Omega

      Not God sent Mekenseh but Anglo-American-Israeli sent.

    • Niemals

      The war in Syria has been a welcome opportunity for Hezbollah to have exercises in real-war surroundings.

      The latest fatality for Hezbollah that has fought alongside Syrian government forces in the civil war since 2012 polishes the “movement” reputation of willing martyrs – typical of a culture of fatalists.