SSNP Mourns Member Killed 'Performing National Duty'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Syrian Social National Party announced on Friday evening the death of a member who was killed while "performing his national duty in confronting terrorism and extremism,” in an apparent reference to the war in neighboring Syria.
Mohammed Ali Awwad, who hails from the town of Almat in Jbeil, joined the party in 2007, according to a statement released by the SSNP.
"A popular funeral will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm, after which Awwad will be buried in his hometown.”
Since the eruption of Syria's civil war, this was the first time the SSNP announces the death of a member amid many reports saying the party is fighting in the neighboring country alongside President Bashar Assad's forces.
Hizbullah is openly fighting against Syria's rebels, and has announced the deaths of many members since 2011.
And in November, former MP Wiam Wahhab's Tawhid Party said several of its members were killed in Syria.