At least two dead, including a Hezbollah commander, in an Israeli attack in southern Lebanon

At least two dead, including a Hezbollah commander, in an Israeli attack in southern Lebanon
At least two dead, including a Hezbollah commander, in an Israeli attack in southern Lebanon

At least two people have been killed, including a Hezbollah commander, in an Israeli army drone strike near the southern Lebanese city of Tyre, amid escalating tensions in the region following the start of a military operation on the Gaza Strip. According to Hezbollah security sources to which Al Jazeera has had access, the senior commander who was killed during the attack is Abu Nimah Nasser, who was travelling with the other victim when his vehicle was hit. Nasser was one of the commanders of the Aziz Hezbollah unit, one of the three regional divisions that the group has in southern Lebanon. The deaths took place in the Al Hosh area, south-east of Tyre, reports the Lebanese daily ‘L’Orient le Jour’. For its part, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has confirmed the death of Nimah Nasser, whom it has held responsible for attacks against army personnel and civilians from southwest Lebanon. “He also led a large number of terrorist attacks against Israel both during and before the war, and previously held several central roles within the Hezbollah terrorist organization,” the IDF said on its X account. The IDF has highlighted that Nasser was an associate of Taleb Sami Abdallah, another commander of the armed group “eliminated” last month. “Together they served as two of the most important Hezbollah terrorists in southern Lebanon,” it said. Israel and Hezbollah have intensified their clashes since the start of the Israeli operation on the Gaza Strip. In recent weeks, tensions have been rising, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning of the possibility of a large-scale operation on the border with Lebanon.

 
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