Times of Israel: Senior Hezbollah commander said killed in Syria

Rebels claim to have slain Marwan Mughniyeh in the Qalamoun region, where regime troops have been making gains

Marwan Mughniyeh, a senior commander in Hezbollah whose cousin Imad Mughniyeh was allegedly assassinated by Israel, was killed in fierce battles in Syria on Friday, Syrian opposition sources said.

Mughniyeh was killed in a battle with rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Qalamoun region, northeast of Damascus, the sources said.

He was reported to have been the commander of special operations for the Lebanese Shiite militia, which has been fighting alongside regime forces in the Syrian civil war.

Hezbollah announced Saturday on its Al-Manar television channel that, together with regime forces, it had taken the Al-Nusra Front’s largest base in the region, at Sahlet al-Maaysra.

More News On Recent Hezbollah Battles Against Syrian Rebels

Syrian rebels: Hezbollah special ops chief killed in fighting -- Haaretz
Hezbollah Leads Fight in Strategic Syrian Mountain Range -- AP
Syrian forces, Hezbollah advance in Qalamoun region -- Xinhuanet
Syrian army, Hezbollah oust rebels from Qalamoun village outskirts: Al-Manar -- Daily Star
Hezbollah denies deaths of 40 fighters in Syria clashes -- Times of Israel/AP
Syrian army and Hezbollah consolidate areas on border: source, media -- Reuters
Desperate for a victory in Syria, Assad looks to Hezbollah for a win -- Al Jazeera

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