A Hezbollah field commander was killed in clashes in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, media reports said on Friday.
“The commander Haidar Fareez Merhi and the fighter Hussein Hassan Jawad, who both hail from the western Bekaa town of Mashghara, were killed fighting in the Nubol and Zahraa area north of Aleppo,” Al-Arabiya television reported.
The pro-Hezbollah South Lebanon news portal confirmed Merhi’s death, also describing him as a Hezbollah commander.
According to Al-Arabiya, a third Hezbollah fighter was killed in Syria in recent days.
It identified him as Ali Moussa Nassour, saying he hailed from the southern Beirut suburb of Bourj al-Barajneh.
Hundreds of Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria since the party’s decision to intervene militarily in the conflict to help Syrian president Bashar al Assad against the mostly Sunni Syrian rebels . Over 260, 000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising erupted nearly 5 years ago