Top Hezbollah Commander Killed in Israeli Airstrike
War and Death
Hezbollah has announced that its top commander, Mustafa Badreddine, was killed this week when an Israeli airstrike hit the Lebanese-Israeli border. A statement released by the group described Badreddine as a “great jihadi leader” and noted that he’d been part of the “Islamic resistance” since 1982. He was killed Tuesday night. Hezbollah is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the European Union, and Badreddine himself was under sanctions by the U.S. for his role supporting Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. He was also indicted by the United Nations’ Special Tribunal for Lebanon for killing a Lebanese official in 2005.