Hizbullah Top Official, Three Fighters Die in Qalamoun Clashes

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A high-ranking Hizbullah official was killed on Monday in the ongoing battles between the party's fighters and Syrian opposition militants in Syria's al-Qalamoun region, which is strategically located on the border with Lebanon.

The clashes also took the lives of three other Hizbullah fighters.

These deaths were confirmed by websites close to Syria's opposition and others to Hizbullah.

They identified the slain party official as Ibrahim al-Hajj, a.k.a. Abou Mohammed Salman, and revealed that he hailed from the Bekaa town of Qalya but resided in Mashghara.

"With pride the Islamic resistance in Hizbullah and the Bekaa town of Qalya announce the death of a new heroic martyr Hajj Ibrahim al-Hajj, al-Hajj Salman, who died while performing his holy jihadi duty through resisting against Takfiri and Wahhabi mercenaries,” a post published on South Lebanon website said on Monday.

Meanwhile, websites close to the Syrian opposition claimed that al-Hajj was close to Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

And on Tuesday, South Lebanon announced the death of three fighters “who died performing their jihadi duty.”

They are Hussein Bassam Shouqair from the southern town of Baraachit, Mahmoud Riyad Monzer from the Bekaa's Shmestar and Ali Moussa Moussa from Sohmor, also in the Bekaa, said the website.

The same source on Monday revealed also the death of Ahmed Ibrahim Abdul Sater, who hails from the Bekaa village of Iaat.

Many Hizbullah fighters have recently died in the renewed clashes against Syrian rebels on several fighting fronts in al-Qalamoun villages, as the Syrian regime claims that it is bombing the Arsal plains “to prevent terrorists' infiltration.”

Earlier in July, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least seven Hizbullah members were killed and 31 others were injured in the ongoing border clashes.

Giving a higher death toll of eight Hizbullah fighters killed, a wounded member of the party told Agence France Presse on condition of anonymity: "The battle was very fierce, and at very close quarters."

The long and porous border region is often used by smugglers, refugees and fighters.

In April, Syrian forces backed by allied fighters from Hizbullah retook control of most of the Qalamoun region.

But Syrian activists say hundreds of opposition fighters have taken refuge in the caves and hills in the border area, using it as a rear base from which to launch attacks inside Syria.

Last month, Lebanese army forces carried out raids in the area targeting militants with ties to "terrorist groups", an army statement said at the time.

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Comments 22
Thumb ice-man 29 July 2014, 21:52

This gotta be the saddest news in recent memory. I am shattered, depressed, and speechless. I can hardly type these words.... sorry, cannot continue.....

Thumb scorpyonn 30 July 2014, 06:49

The real Lebanese will join you!!

Missing phillipo 30 July 2014, 08:59

May their dear souls rest in.......pieces.

Missing cedars 30 July 2014, 14:53

Death of Lebanese citizens is not acceptable, I disagree with Hezbollah lost leadership, and I feel sorry for the lost Lebanese citizens fighting Assad war.

Thumb cash.puppet 30 July 2014, 21:57

So youre saying ISIS and Nusra represent Sunnis?

Thumb eagledawn 29 July 2014, 21:59

"With pride the Islamic resistance in Hizbullah and the Bekaa town of Qalya announce the death of a new hero martyr Hajj Ibrahim al-Hajj, al-Hajj Salman,"

"With pride the lebanese people say good riddance"

Thumb skeletor 29 July 2014, 22:10

He went straight to the VIP lounge

Thumb ex-fpm 29 July 2014, 22:42

the war in Syria is a war of attrition and no side will win. The only sure thing is more devastation, deaths, and hatred.

Thumb Kompromat 29 July 2014, 22:47

“who died performing their jihadi duty” I guess they weren't performing those jihadi duties very well.

I wonder what happens when both sets of jihadis fighting each others arrive at heaven's door at the same time is there a protocol on who gets in first like at a four way Stop, do they have the same yielding the right of way rule?

Thumb Shimr_ibn_Dhil_Jawshan 29 July 2014, 22:56

Oh yeah! Holy war on Takfitis and Wahabis by the terrorist hizb al alshaytan.

Thumb Kompromat 29 July 2014, 22:58

Southern man
better keep your head
Don't forget
what your good book said

Default-user-icon what proof (Guest) 30 July 2014, 00:59

Illiteracy, the curse of the true believer

Thumb Kompromat 30 July 2014, 01:12

No necessary pro-ISIL and pro-israel, they could be pro-Serbian Orthodox Christians happy with the demise of jihadi terrorists belonging to a terrorist organization who's Jihadists along with Al Qaeda and Takfiri Wahabis came to Bosnia to murder Orthodox Christian Serbs.

Thumb cedre 30 July 2014, 03:33

HizbIran and Bashar suffering from attrition, they dont realize that syrians wont bow.

Thumb liberty 30 July 2014, 05:14

good riddance

Thumb liberty 30 July 2014, 05:26

any additional proof that you are an one dimensional propagandist?

Thumb popeye 30 July 2014, 06:29

I await the day when I will read ONE meaningful post, ONE counter argument, ONE credible or mature info from you, ..Flamethrower. , but alas!

Thumb scorpyonn 30 July 2014, 06:31

good riddance to all of them.

Thumb sophia_angle 30 July 2014, 09:39

if we want to fight for our coexistence as Christians ultimately by coincidence we will see that our shoulders are with HA fighting same target for same objective our 'coexistence'!

Missing forces 30 July 2014, 11:42

Sophia please stop your scare mongering. HA as an Iranian militia does not share my support, I will however gladly share my shoulder against the common enemy when my shoulder is being shared by a Lebanese.

Missing minlibnan 30 July 2014, 14:46

100% forces

Thumb shab 30 July 2014, 23:35

Filthy murdering militia