Several Hizbullah Fighters Killed in Israeli Raid in Syria, Including Mughniyeh's Son

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Several Hizbullah fighters were killed Sunday in an Israeli airstrike on the Quneitra region in the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights.

“The Israeli enemy's helicopters fired missiles at a group of Hizbullah fighters who were inspecting the town of Mazraat al-Amal in the Syrian Quneitra region,” Hizbullah's media department announced in a statement.

The strike “resulted in the martyrdom of a number of jihadist brothers, whose names will be announced later, after informing their honorable families,” the party added.

A source close to Hizbullah told Agence France-Presse that the strike killed a military commander of the Lebanese group and five fighters.

The dead included Mohammed Issa, a Hizbullah commander responsible for its Syrian and Iraqi operations, as well as Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hizbullah operative killed in a 2008 car bombing in Syria which was blamed on Israel, the source told AFP.

Lebanese and Arab media outlets identified the other four Hizbullah members killed in the raid as Mahdi al-Moussawi, Ali Fouad, Hussein Hassan and Abbas Hijazi.

Al-Arabiya TV meanwhile said that “a prominent Hizbullah leader and 6 Iranians were killed in the Israeli airstrike on Golan.”

Al-Jadeed television for its part said "Iranian commander Abu Ali al-Tabtabani was among the martyrs of the Israeli raid on Golan."

Earlier on Sunday, an Israeli security source said an Israeli helicopter carried out a strike against "terrorists" in the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights.

The source told AFP that the militants were preparing an attack on Israel and that the airstrike took place near Quneitra, close to the ceasefire line separating the Syrian part of the Golan Heights from the Israeli-occupied sector, confirming a report by Hizbullah's al-Manar television.

The source could not provide details about the identities of the targets or the nature of the attack they were allegedly preparing.

The Israeli army has declined to comment on the incident.

"Hizbullah's members went on high alert on Lebanon's southern border with Israel only minutes after the party announced that Israel had bombed Syria's Quneitra," Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported.

In the wake of the raid, Israel's warplanes and reconnaissance aircraft “intensified their overflights above the occupied Shebaa Farms and the Golan Heights,” Lebanon's National News Agency reported.

Unusual movements by the Israeli forces were also reported along the border with Lebanon and in the occupied Shebaa Farms, said NNA.

According to the Israeli source, Israeli drones were present in the area during the attack. Last month, the Syrian army said it shot down an Israeli reconnaissance drone flying over Quneitra province.

The attack comes a few days after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened in an interview with the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen news channel that his group would retaliate against Israel for repeated strikes on Syria.

Nasrallah also told al-Mayadeen that Hizbullah has had Iranian Fateh-110 missiles that can hit the whole of Israel since 2006, adding that it is always ready to fight Israel.

Hizbullah fought a bloody war with Israel in the summer of 2006 that killed some 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, most of them soldiers.

In August, five rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights and in July Israel shelled Syrian army positions after a Syrian rocket hit Israel.

Syria and Israel are officially in a state of war, and Israel has occupied the Golan Heights since 1967. The occupation is not recognized by the international community.

Y.R.

Comments 91
Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 17:43

Direct Israeli & Nusra cooperation.

Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 18:24

What do you call this texas cowboy?

http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-medics-seen-treating-syrian-rebels-in-new-video/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G785kB8OKcU

Not very hard to see their support for one another. Only a zionist such as yourself, will deny it.

Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 18:28

No, the zionists don't even deny it texas, so what the heck are you?

Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 18:37

texas, why do you deny it? You have always denied to me that they cooperate with Al Nusra front, now I send you proof of their support. Yet you tell me not to bother, you are really the classical sense of a Libtard American.

Thumb geha 18 January 2015, 18:51

Hizbullah: Several Hizbullah fighters were killed when Israeli helicopters targeted their group in the town of Mazraat al-Amal in Syria's Quneitra

Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 18:51

Yes geha, your beloved Al Nusra front, is Israels ground troops.

Thumb geha 18 January 2015, 18:52

there must be many persons feeding Israel with information :)

Thumb geha 18 January 2015, 19:19

the day hizbushaitan and Israel exterminate each other will be a good day for Lebanon.

Thumb geha 18 January 2015, 19:22

A Hizbullah official confirmed to AP that Jihad Mughniyeh, a son of Imad Mughniyeh, was killed in the Israeli airstrike on Quneitra

Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 19:28

geha, no Hizbollah official has confirmed that yet, only a bunch of Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya rumors.

If it is true, then Jihad Mugniyah followed his father in the true form of Jihad, and died a martyr. Allah yer7amon to all the fighters

Thumb Elemental 18 January 2015, 19:29

Irony, people in ISIS would say the same thing you did Mystic, you both are not welcome.

Thumb geha 18 January 2015, 19:36

A prominent Hizbullah leaders and 6 Iranians were killed in the Israeli airstrike on Golan.

Thumb skeletor 18 January 2015, 19:38

What a busy Sunday it has been up here... Been receiving them by the truck loads. We had a young one too who is now finally with his father. They have the "Do Not Disturb" sign on.

Missing hammouds 18 January 2015, 19:48

They didn't bomb Nusra though!!! They bombed Hezbollah fighters and Iranians. Read the dam article u blind idiot

Thumb geha 18 January 2015, 20:11

it seems that Israel killed kassem sleiman the Iranian head of faylak al kods. :)
this is a good fruitful strike :)

Thumb justin 18 January 2015, 20:24

I don't think so geha. Suleimani suffered life threatening injuries in Iraq a few days ago and he was airlifted to Iran for medical treatment.

Thumb geha 18 January 2015, 20:28

well, I am just conveying information I receive from different directions.

Thumb geha 18 January 2015, 20:48

Hezbollah death toll in Israeli strike on Syria revised to 9

Default-user-icon Jaafar Ibn Iblees (Guest) 18 January 2015, 21:21

Mystic is that jihad the jihadi khomeini terrorist in your avatar?

Thumb eagledawn 18 January 2015, 21:23

Glorius indeed... the more the merrier.

Thumb _mowaten_ 18 January 2015, 22:39

Stinky israelis lurking on lebanese websites.

Thumb fadi_albeiruti 19 January 2015, 02:04

Hey Mystic, now you can add Jihad Mughniyeh's pic to your avatar, it makes a perfect father and son combo.

Missing hammouds 19 January 2015, 03:55

so describe the clear passageway of ISIS/Nusra militants through Israeli controlled sectors of the Golan on their way to the village of Shebaa inside Lebanon....
you cant unless you admit they are working together, which they undoubtedly are

Thumb thepatriot 19 January 2015, 09:42

Mastika... you should be mourning moughieh Jr... lol!

Missing mohammad_ca 19 January 2015, 17:26

Mystic, you keep posting that article like it's something novel. Doctors, of all kinds, swear an oath to help anyone that needs it should the situation arise. It doesn't mean they are friends (let alone war allies) with the people they are helping.

Default-user-icon Danny B (Guest) 18 January 2015, 18:15

It is very simple.
Hizballa trying to ignite border with Syria therefore they have been targeted by Israeli helicopter.
As Hizb won't admit with above its plain and simple that nothing happen.

Thumb _mowaten_ 18 January 2015, 22:40

Who is igniting? It's israel attacking and attacking again since years. Just dont come whining when you lose a bunch of frogs (mirkavas) in retaliation

Missing mohammad_ca 19 January 2015, 05:24

Hell is welcoming more inhabitants

Default-user-icon roukuz (Guest) 19 January 2015, 09:29

may you rest in pieces and tranquility dear flamethrower as you get acquainted with your new burial place in qunaitra.

Thumb megahabib 18 January 2015, 18:53

Israel and ISIL hand in hand as always.

Missing peace 18 January 2015, 18:59

ISIL created by bashar....

Missing peace 18 January 2015, 19:00

bashar who never tried to liberate golan as part of a deal with israel...

Missing peace 18 January 2015, 19:12

where have you read that other than in your twisted mind? please enlighten me....

Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 19:12

"peace" whom supports Israels attacks on their enemies.

Default-user-icon Jaafar Ibn Iblees (Guest) 18 January 2015, 21:41

Is that a deceased Jihadi family in your avatar?

Thumb megahabib 18 January 2015, 22:06

Baghdadi was released by the US, just like many other ISIL leaders. Assad released some guys who ended up in Ahrar al Sham (to appease protesters), get your story straight.

Thumb _mowaten_ 19 January 2015, 12:26

there's the "reality according to peace" and then there's the other reality. only problem is that they're irreconcilable, but that's not going to bother him in his bubble
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/camp-bucca-the-us-prison-that-became-the-birthplace-of-isis-9838905.html

Thumb Elemental 18 January 2015, 19:30

Don't forget the Martians.

Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 19:16

Texas are a huge supporter of Israel, on that note he supports Al Nusra too, because Israel uses Nusra for their on ground offensives.

Thumb liberty 18 January 2015, 19:32

wonderful news!!!! Excellent..... Good riddance

Thumb joebustani 18 January 2015, 19:38

bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts pain and suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia and its members, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Default-user-icon Arnie in NYC (Guest) 18 January 2015, 19:40

Nas talks the talk. Net walks the walk. I'm sure Nas will take your advice.

Missing hammouds 18 January 2015, 19:40

Did u not read the article Texas? Israel targeted Hezbollah and Iranians which are allies of the Syrian regime. They killed Hezbollah fighters and Iranians that were stationed in the village. They did not target ISIS. How did you even mix that one up? Read it again and now tell me...isn't that relationship (ISRAEL AND ISIS working together) clear as daylight?

Missing hammouds 18 January 2015, 19:41

By "terrorists" the Israelis were referring to Hezbollah and Iran, NOT ISIS.

Thumb scorpyonn 18 January 2015, 21:25

oh grow up

Missing hammouds 19 January 2015, 03:58

my apologies texas

Default-user-icon Dweight (Guest) 19 January 2015, 11:10

Oh Really, how smart.. like if they were able to open war on multiple borders. What happened is that they dealt with the problem that lies closest to the border it doesn't mean that ISIS doesn't impose a threat. What? do you think there's a friendship between those two, can u even believe this Joke, nobody hates Israel as much as ISIS does but they will first form a wider coalition before they attack, read in the Bible the Psalms 83 you'll get the answer

Missing un520 18 January 2015, 19:42

Nows the chance for Nassrallah to beef up his words about Gallilea and so forth with concrete action. Knowing what a coward he really is I expect action against unarmed tourists in Bulgaria, Thailand, Argentina or even France.

Default-user-icon chadi (Guest) 18 January 2015, 20:04

War against terrorism & terrorists.
Even Israel is taking part.

Missing un520 18 January 2015, 20:06

"The enemy of my enemy is a friend of mine"
I dont remember the syrian rebels fire a single bullet against Hezbollah until the lebanese resistance chose to be a support act inside Syria for the murderous dictator Asaad. I dont blame IS, Nusra, FSA or anyone else for cheering todays attack.

Thumb kanaanljdid 18 January 2015, 20:13

Hizbullah terrorists = filthy losers

Thumb ex-fpm 18 January 2015, 20:15

The attack comes a few days after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened in an interview with the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen news channel that his group would retaliate against Israel for repeated strikes on Syria.

It seems we are getting into something serious this time... God help and protect our country. I am reading on news media Israel did a pre-emptive strike on a group of Iranian and HA commanders who were planning an attack on Israeli targets.

Missing un520 18 January 2015, 20:18

Clearly this area is a no-go-zone. I guess that Iran and Hezbollah got that message by now.

Thumb Machia 18 January 2015, 20:18

Interesting, the stakes and pressure are getting higher on the negotiating table between the US and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran threatens to resume uranium enrichment, the US congress wants to impose more sanctions, Nasrallah threatens to retaliate against Israel if it attacks Syria and Israel attacks Hezbollah in Quneitra in the Golan.
It is getting close to boiling point, however, Israel will not hit Iran but instead it will hit Lebanon if and when Hezbollah retaliates.
Rewind to 2006?
Enough violence, war and hate! Zionism, Khomeinism, Baathism and Extremist Islamism are sick!

Thumb justin 18 January 2015, 20:18

what is hizballah doing in Quneitra region in the first place except to provoke Israel. This is not Lebanese land. It seems this hizb is determined to take us to war once again.

Thumb ice-man 18 January 2015, 20:27

The dead included Mohammed Issa, a Hizbullah commander responsible for its Syrian and Iraqi operations, as well as Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hizbullah operative killed in a 2008 car bombing in Syria which was blamed on Israel, the source told AFP.

How sad.... I am beside myself.... speechless.... in pain and agony at this horrible news! Why is the zionist enemy attacking our resistance in the "Golan Heights" why? why? I am almost in tears at this huge loss.... Sorry, I cannot type anymore and have to go. Am I alone in feeling this pain? Am I ?

Thumb kanaanljdid 18 January 2015, 20:28

Iranians in the Golan? I thought they live in Mesopotamia. Something is wrong here...

Thumb Elemental 18 January 2015, 21:00

HA are Iranian to begin with.

Missing hammouds 19 January 2015, 03:57

They are Lebanese actually that just so happen to align themselves with Iran...instead of Israel :)

Thumb kanaanljdid 18 January 2015, 20:28

Iranians in the Golan? I thought they live in Mesopotamia. Something is wrong here...

Thumb eagledawn 18 January 2015, 20:41

6 minutes ago Information obtained by MTV: Nasrallah will tonight deliver a speech in which he will announce that Hizbullah will retaliate against Israel with a painful strike.

But Nassrallah respects the State and the army. He also respects the government and of course he already consulted with the army command and the government before he will make his declaration that no doubt will lead to another divine victory, 10,000 dead, all infrastructure obliterated, followed by "Had I known" speech.

Thumb janoubi 18 January 2015, 21:05

I think any military operation he will carry out against Israel will be from Syrian territories and not from Lebanon. As such, he will claim to have spared Lebanon an inevitable war knowing well in advance that Israel will retaliate by hitting Lebanon anyways. Either way Lebanon and the Lebanese will be the victims once more of his un calculated adventures.

Thumb ex-fpm 18 January 2015, 21:28

Only this time is a bit different. Hezbollah is part and parcel of the lebanese government and the government will be held responsible for HA actions.

Thumb barrymore 18 January 2015, 21:46

nasrallah does not recognize Lebanon as a state. He will do what he is told by his masters in Iran. He could care less if the government or the army approves of his actions. All his talk about being pro state and strengthening the government and its institutions is for local consumption.

Thumb scorpyonn 18 January 2015, 21:34

Those Iranian puppets and clowns like Mystic, Southern, Mowaten and others are experts at spinning information like their masters in Iran do-- they deny despite the obvious , and spin ideas and conspiracy theories to work in their favor. We don't want Iranians in Lebanon- they are nasty and odious people.

Thumb scorpyonn 18 January 2015, 21:36

Martyrs Southern??????? Meddling in someone else's war and putting your country in danger? That is not a martyr to me, that is a traitor.

Thumb Mystic 18 January 2015, 21:48

These heroes, died fighting the same takfiris that keeps LAF soldiers captured, these heroes died fighting the zionists that bombed Lebanon to pieces.

Yet we see the zionists here on Naharnet support this attack in a "glorious" way. Only glorious people are the ones that sacrifices their souls fighting the zionist/takfiris.

Thumb barrymore 18 January 2015, 21:52

lol

Missing greatpierro 18 January 2015, 22:34

These are mere terrorists thriving on terrorism and war.

Missing greatpierro 19 January 2015, 01:10

We support the anhilition of hiizbollah weapons and the rise of a strong lebanese state.

Thumb fadi_albeiruti 19 January 2015, 02:07

Hey Mystic, now you can add Jihad Mughniyeh's pic to your avatar, it makes a perfect father and son combo

Missing canadianadam 19 January 2015, 02:28

I am 100 percent against Hizbollah. But I am pretty sure most of us who have some patriotism feel stronger about our enmity for Israel. Perhaps Veritas you should move there if you so in favour.

Default-user-icon Jad Awar, Brital (Guest) 18 January 2015, 21:53

Nasrallah & Co (Salam-Machnouq-Moqbel-Qahwaji-Fadel & the rest of Khamenei's bunch) must be shtting their turban/pants
Whatever, We, Lebanese, have nothing to loose. On the contrary.
Yet one cannot but think that Israel's chef-d'oeuvre on Quneitra should have been Lebanese Army's one, not Israel's.

Default-user-icon Jad Awar, Brital (Guest) 18 January 2015, 21:54

Nasrallah & Co (Salam-Machnouq-Moqbel-Qahwaji-Fadel & the rest of Khamenei's bunch) must be shtting their turban/pants
Whatever, We, Lebanese, have nothing to loose. On the contrary.
Yet one cannot but think that Israel's chef-d'oeuvre on Quneitra should have been Lebanese Army's one, not Israel's.

Thumb marcus 18 January 2015, 22:17

so if a war breaks out as a result of this, mr. nassrllah wants to convince me that he is defending us from Israel. What in the world is this terror party doing in the golan!!! I think the excuse of defending shia villages or Islam will not pass this time around. Let's see what the future holds...

Missing canadianadam 19 January 2015, 01:50

Aoun please join with your extremists and make this a foursome.

Missing canadianadam 19 January 2015, 01:50

I agree. Let's let the threesome happen and hope it doesn't involve anyone else.

Israel, Hezbollah, and the takfiris. Let them kill eachother.

Missing canadianadam 19 January 2015, 02:28

Lol @ electricity bills.

Missing helicopter 19 January 2015, 03:46

For decades Israel and Syria provoked each other, fought their wars in Lebanon and the victims were the civilian Lebanese. I am happy to see that HA is now carrying that fight into Syria.

Default-user-icon hassansay (Guest) 19 January 2015, 03:47

we have them on the ropes lads soon we'll be in galilee hehehe

Thumb nickjames 19 January 2015, 05:07

I share your sentiment. I wish for Hezbollah to be eradicated. But the only way they go away is through all-out war in which Lebanon would be destroyed and Hezbollah would win. War is not the solution. The only reason Hezbollah enjoys has so much power is because Aoun provides them political cover, and Jumblatt has appeased them. I'm not saying they need to join M14, but they need to start opposing Hezbollah along with the rest of the country. The moment that happens is when we have hope to reach a political solution to Hezbollah's arms. But of course, Aoun is senile and greedy, and just wants the kerseh.

Thumb nickjames 19 January 2015, 05:52

Exactly what I think

Thumb nickjames 19 January 2015, 05:55

A psychotic obsession is an understatement lmao. Michel Aoun destroyed Christian unity because of greed. He wanted to absorb the Ouwwet into his LAF which had jurisdiction only in Baabda and Haret Hreik. He left his family in the palace as he fled to the French Embassy, went to France for 14 years. During his time in France he called Hezbollah terrorists, then allied with them when he came back

Missing humble 19 January 2015, 08:04

Perfectly true and exact of what the caporal did.

Thumb popeye 19 January 2015, 06:04

The best possible answer to the chief terrorist's uncontrollable arrogance is to show him who is BOSS. Well done and many happy returns.

Missing canadianadam 19 January 2015, 07:11

I am not really sure what your point is. I am a Canadian with Lebanese origin who agrees that Hizbollah is a terrorist group. However, ISRAEL is also a terrorist state. I don't cheer on one over the other. I wish we could ship them both to Iran.

Thumb nickjames 19 January 2015, 07:49

Who said anything about rooting for Israel? We are talking about Lebanon domestic politics.

Thumb nickjames 19 January 2015, 07:50

An all-out civil war is what I meant, not a fake Hezbo-Israeli war

Thumb Machia 19 January 2015, 08:05

Just a thought, couldn't those have died fighting takfiris in Syria and Israel did Hezbollah a favour saying that they killed them so that they can remain "ashraf al nass" with their fans?
How would it look if the great Mughnieh's son died at the hand of one of those crazy ISIL or Nusrah subhumans?

Thumb Machia 19 January 2015, 08:13

After all as the New York Times says: "Israel’s strike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, or any attempt by those fighters to target Israel, would be a shift from the two enemies’ tacit agreement not to escalate tensions with each other at a time when each has other security concerns."
Mughnieh's son is a hero today who died fighting Israel. He wouldn't be much of a hero if he died fighting other crazy Islamists.
Moreover, this announcement will also benefit Netanyahu in his upcoming election campaign.

"http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/world/middleeast/hezbollah-says-israeli-helicopter-strike-killed-5-fighters-in-syria.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Thumb Machia 19 January 2015, 08:20

To be clear this is just a thought, given the history of cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Israel (arming Iran during the Iran-Iraq war) and the Assad regime and Israel (the Golan has been the calmest front since the arrival of the Assads to power).