Hezbollah killed Islamic State commander in Syria


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A Syrian opposition group says Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have killed a senior member of the Islamic State group.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that the man known as Abu Abdullah al-Iraqi was killed by a bomb planted in his car in the rugged Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon.

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV reported al-Iraqi’s death but said he was killed in a “qualitative” operation carried out by the Syrian army. It said he was in charge of rigging cars with explosives and preparing suicide bombers which he sent to Lebanon.

The Shiite group, a longtime staunch ally of the Syrian government, is heavily involved in fighting alongside President Bashar Assad’s forces in Syria.

The group typically does not claim responsibility for operations inside Syrian territory.

Similarly Iranian news agency FNA also reported that al-Iraqi  was killed in a Syrian army operation on the outskirts of Qalamoun. It  added that  he was in charge of training suicide bombers and rigging vehicles with explosives .





21 responses to “Hezbollah killed Islamic State commander in Syria”

  1. The real lebanese Avatar
    The real lebanese

    Now we know Hezbollah and the regime are professionals at car bombs 😉

    1. MekensehParty Avatar

      Mahdi University has a Master’s program in car bombing 😉

      1. TheUSequalsTheIS Avatar

        n the professor is an american 😉

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      They felt ‘al-Iraqi’ needed a bit more ‘experience’. Perhaps ‘al-Irani’ does too. 😉

      1. The real lebanese Avatar
        The real lebanese

        Still working on covering their trail. Seems they’ve had trouble for some years now.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          It’s the old parts. I think the “qualitative” was about the ‘new & improved’.
          I hear ‘al-Haram’ is getting edgy …

          1. $89733098 Avatar

            How did the vodka smoothies turn out?

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Ran out of vodka .. And NEVER mix anything but one ice-cube in a Scotch. 😉

  2. Anti ISIS Avatar
    Anti ISIS

    Rest in hell you piece of shit.

    1. kkah..kah..kah.

      1. Anti ISIS Avatar
        Anti ISIS

        What’s wrong Zabadi, you constipated, are you. You can get medication for that.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          I think that was a belly-laugh. :-)))

    2. wargame1 Avatar

      This will be an interesting infighting between terrorists.

  3. Badreddine is next.

  4. I read somewhere else that the LAF killed him, not Hezbollah and not Assad’s troops. So much for LAF neutrality. I am now more worried about the LAF and ISF hostages since others claimed responsibility to avoid such problems.

  5. $89733098 Avatar

    Very interesting article

    “But no need – because you, Felipe, ensure you fall into the “anti-imperialist camp” trap by spreading falsehoods and total delusions about Syria. To compare the US invasion of Iraq, with hundreds of thousands of troops, with US policy on Syria – i.e., to refuse to send even a bullet to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) for three years while the Assad regime destroyed the entire country with every conceivable “conventional” weapon of mass destruction – is too absurd to even begin to take apart; basically, for you to even make such an impossible comparison is in itself a classic example of bogus “anti-imperialist” analysis furiously attempting to push square poles into round holes.

    It is fascinating to read a writer like Felipe, who in other ways is very lucid and logical, refer to NATO having “nearly destroyed Syria”. So apparently, the MiG fighter planes, helicopter gunships, ballistic missiles, barrel bombs, cluster bombs, incendiary bombs, tanks, artillery, starvation sieges of whole towns (and for that matter, of Palestinian refugee camps), and chemical weapons, have all been supplied to Assad by NATO! Oh, but no, you don’t mean that, do you. You simply think that the duty of “anti-imperialism” is to look the other way while a regime of mega-capitalists destroys every city of its country, including the working-class sections of Damascus and Aleppo, because condemning a capitalist regime for waging unlimited war on its working people is apparently too difficult for modern-day “anti-imperialist” analysis unless you can somehow show that imperialism is responsible.

    And so since the imperialists issue criticisms of the Syrian regime’s genocide, and arm the opposition with … the occasional supportive speech (and even those are laced with jihadist-mongering similar to that of “the left”), therefore we don’t know what to say. So we have to instead create a conspiracy, and pretend that this mass uprising of ordinary Syrians is all a foreign conspiracy involving the US, the Gulf states and al-Qaida (and some even throw in Israel for good measure despite Israel’s quite constant support for the victory of a weakened Assad).

    And what exactly has been the role of the US and NATO? As I have continually documented with a great deal of evidence over the last two years, not only has the US sent nothing of any use to the Free Syrian Army, but moreover it has moved operatives into Turkey to actively block the delivery of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles (manpads) and other advanced forms of weaponry to the rebels, when regional states had planned to send a few of these defensive weapons to the rebels to help defend their communities against Assad’s savage air war. (Assad’s air war in comparison to the Kiev regime’s air war in east Ukraine is basically an elephant-to-flea comparison). However, it has promised to maybe, perhaps, if they’re really good, to think about possibly supplying a few arms to a few “vetted” rebels if they agree to use them to launch a frontal attack on Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian wing of al-Qaida. Yet the left conspiracists would imagine that the US supports al-Nusra, in order to “destroy Syria.” You need to question your analysis when it begins to rely on total delusions like this.”


    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      VERY good, Barabie. Thumb up for that.
      One has to love the theorizing in some of these ‘debates’ … CELAC wants something ‘back’?
      “The UK drove Argentine military regime out of the pro-imperialists club” – which had asked for the salvation – quite true, and since then the ‘club’ voted overwhelmingly to keep the present arrangement. CELAC hasn’t got a democratic leg to stand on. :-))
      But that ‘debate’ (communists set up debates ahead of time – with ‘proper’ questions) mentions ‘CLASS’ so much, it’s easy to see that they have their own. 😉

      (The Canadian ‘Sandinista, Marxist’ is interesting … came from the ‘Land of Potheads’ on the west coast … nearest to China.)(Really, one of the smallest parties these days … I think the ‘Greens’ are more popular for sure.)

      1. $89733098 Avatar

        land of potheads? as in marijuana?
        Expect farq and hind to deny what this article claims.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          For many years, folks in B.C. hike the mountain trails .. avoiding Grizzlies while throwing little packets of seeds here and there. Much nicer, those folks, than the usual growers, and all one needs to do is hike a trail in Fall, inhaling the clean air and being ‘healthy’ in nature, and finding interesting flora … hence the song; ‘Colorado/Rocky Mountain High’ became quite popular.
          There IS more than ONE reason to preserve the ‘ancient forests’ … besides the ‘Reservations’ of the natives. 🙂
          Only Canadians know this. Keep it hush-hush. OK?
          (There are now some quite remarkable ‘hybrids’ – fertilized by Bear-Squat.)
          (Yanks hate us … Although they finally let our ‘seed specialist’ out of jail, since they wanted some of the ‘good product’ in Colorado. Sales are Booming.)

  6. The ISIS-Zionist-Iran-Syria Axis, ISIS A Zionist, Iranian, and Syrian ruling elites creation?

    Immediately after ISIS emerged in Syria, sources in the Syrian opposition said, “We are familiar with the commanders of ISIS. Once they belonged to Assad’s intelligence, and now they are operating on his behalf under the name of ISIS.”
    Why would Shiite Iran support a Sunni jihadist organization like ISIS? Iran wants to be certain that a strong Iraqi state does not emerge again along its western border.
    The notion that Shiite Iran would help Sunni jihadists was not farfetched, even if it seemed to defy the conventional wisdom in Western capitals.
    It is unreasonable to expect Iran to fight ISIS. If Iran does so, it would be turning against a movement that has been a useful surrogate for Tehran’s interests.

    The ISIS connection with the Syrian leadership, and hence with Iran, raises serious questions. It was President Assad who released ISIS operatives from his prisons and for the most part left it alone, sparing it from attacks by the Syrian army.

    After the revolt against President Bashar Assad erupted in Syria, the organization emerged in Syria under the new name of ISIS. There it quickly clashed with its former al-Qaeda branch, already active in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra or the al-Nusra Front headed by Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani. The head of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, subsequently decided to eject ISIS from the al-Qaeda network, even though ideologically they remained virtually identical groups.

    What would Iran’s motivation be to support a Sunni jihadist organization like ISIS? In Syria, ISIS has forced the West to choose between the regime of Bashar al-Assad or an al-Qaeda like organization. Given that choice, it was assumed that the West would back Assad, as did the Russians and the Chinese.

    The situation in Iraq is more complex but nonetheless understandable. Given the scars left by the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Iranian leadership wants to be certain that a strong Iraqi state does not emerge again along its western border. To avert that possibility, the Iranians prefer Iraq to become a subservient client state or alternatively, that it be divided along sectarian lines into Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite states. Presumably, Iran would control or annex the Shiite sector containing the Shiite holy cities of Najaf and Karbala. In either case, ISIS would serve Iran as a useful tool for advancing its goal of achieving regional hegemony.

    The idea that the West could make common cause with Iran against ISIS, against the background of the Iraqi crisis, is based on the assumption that Tehran is implacably hostile to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, and to ISIS in particular. There is ample evidence, however, that this assumption is wrong. Going back to the 9/11 Commission Report, it has already been established that Iran even “facilitated the transit of al-Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, including future hijackers. Iran, according to the report, wished to conceal any past evidence of its cooperation with Sunni terrorists’ association with al-Qaeda,” but these connections continued.

    Expecting Iran to fight ISIS entails turning it against a movement that has served it, at times as a useful surrogate. Any such alliance between the West and Iran could easily break down, given Middle Eastern realities on the ground, giving the Western powers a share of responsibility for whatever courses of action Iran ultimately decides to pursue.

    It is actually deeply ironic that the biggest winner in the creation of a “fanatic” Islamic state in the Middle-East by Khawarij’s is no less than the enemy of virtually every state in the region: namely Israel! When you put all the pieces together, it’s very clear that the rise of ISIS must have been choreographed in Israel. It is so obvious.

    But what is now abundantly clear – with the invasion of Gaza – is that the strings of support for ISIS were actually held in Israel. Gaza confirms what the underlying strategy has been, all along.

    We all know that a truce in Gaza is NOT the end-game. This invasion will continue into Lebanon – with Hamas being defeated – and a pro-Israeli (secular) government put in place there. And, we have reports today that ISIS is planning a major offensive on Aleppo in Syria (with a vision of eventually capturing all of Syria between Lebanon and Turkey)! The whole map of the region will be redrawn.

    In politics you always have to ignore rhetoric and see what is done! In the immortal words of Deep Throat – follow the money.

    It’s all about Pipelines. Israel is planning to connect into Turkey’s Nabuco pipeline (across Lebanon and Northern Syria (in ISIS territory). And Saudi Arabia and Qatar will be doing the same (across ISIS territory) to Turkey! Russia’s stranglehold on European gas sales will be choked off – and new ‘friendly’ suppliers will be established from the Middle East! That is the plan. Trillions of dollars are at stake.

    Iran is developing a controlling regional dominance – from Iraq through Syria to Lebanon. Stopping Israeli, Saudi Arabian and Qatari pipelines. And also, constraining Turkey’s income from what is now an underused (40% utilized) Nabuco Pipeline.

    But if the grand plan involves invading Lebanon – and smearing Hezbollah. Then Iran too would be pushed into a phony war with Israel. Israel then would be forced to take on Hezbollah, Syria and Iran in one shot – and at the same time fight a war on its other border with their ally Hamas in Gaza.

    The creation of ISIS – beyond grabbing key strategic territory for pipelines – completely retards Iran’s ability to put men and armaments on the ground and take on Israel. It simply neutralizes Iran. Iran didn’t and won’t do a damn thing about Gaza! And Hezbollah doesn’t dare get involved too – fearing a war on two fronts. No-one can do a damn thing about Gaza – while ISIS is around controlling key strategic territory.

    Gaza is the test case of ‘involvement’. Israel’s calculations have been brilliant – and all its allies have done their part. Mark the words, Gaza is the beginning – not the end. And the creation of ISIS plays beautifully into their regional strategy.

    In the final analysis, Iran’s recent “Shiite” façade and alliance with other “Shiites” in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq is simply a façade. And Israel’s plan will surely win. The prediction is that Israel’s invasion of Lebanon, and ISIS’s control of Northern Syria will come to pass. Inaction and impotence versus Israel on the invasion of Gaza proves it.

    How easy it would be if ISIS could be pushed to Iran! But Israel seems to be controlling the whole region beautifully. And right now, no one can do a damn thing about it.

    And for now, we also have definite proof that the Israelis have truly cemented their alliance with Iran. And if you already did not know, the intelligence agencies have turned out to be an extension of Israel’s military operation, by arming ISIS. So when Iranians think that ISIS is an “American” creation, lets edit that statement a little – they are an “Israeli” and “Iranian” creation – and as Netenyahu so elegantly put it, he has America wrapped arround his finger!

    The best and only solution for the protection of the Jewish state is to create an enemy near its borders and who else can do a better job than Assad, Hezbollah, ISIS, and their master Iran!

  7. It is common if you die in war.Since both side claim they are true.

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