Hizbullah Mourns Top Official al-Hajj, Sources Say Died in Iraq

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Hizbullah top official Ibrahim al-Hajj was laid to rest on Thursday in the Bekaa town of Qalya, as party sources revealed that the leader was killed Iraq and not in Syria's battles, which was suggested in earlier reports.

Al-Jadeed television announced on Thursday the death of al-Hajj in Iraq during his participation in operations aimed at “protecting holy shrines” there.

"Al-Hajj was tasked with training Shiite forces of several militant groups, on top of them the Sayyed al-Shuhada Brigades,” South Lebanon website noted, quoting party sources.

The sources did not reveal more information on the circumstances that lead to the Hizbullah official's death, but said that he had taken “regular trips to Iraq on security missions since the U.S. invasion of the country and the rise of a resistance against it.”

"He shared military tips and his experience with the resistance in Iraq,” they said, without elaborating on the number of Hizbullah deaths in the country.

"The party has lost several martyrs during the American occupation of Iraq, and they were in the country on training missions,” the sources said.

Websites close to Syria's opposition and others to Hizbullah had said on Tuesday that al-Hajj was killed in Syria's al-Qalamoun region.

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.”

Al-Jadeed, meanwhile, provided details on al-Hajj's involvement in Hizbullah operations.

"Hajj Abou Mohammed Salman – al-Hajj's nickname – took part in capturing the two Israeli soldiers in 2006 and was involved in several operations,” al-Jadeed said.

He also tried to kidnap Israeli soldiers in the western Bekaa town of Kawkaba in 1999, and in 1992, he drove an Islamic Jihad group to the Palestinian border where it carried out an operation.

Al-Hajj stayed in the southern town of Aita al-Shaab during the July 2006 war and led several military and war activities there. He also participated in an attack on an Israeli force that was resting in a garage there, al-Jadeed said.


Comments 21
Thumb ice-man 31 July 2014, 22:00

How sad this hero has fallen.... why he martyred himself in Iraq, why?

Missing cedars 01 August 2014, 05:28

I have to say god bless his soul if he was fighting the isil idiots in Iraq that their aim and goal is wipe humanity if it is not Sunni extremist like them.

Thumb _mowaten_ 01 August 2014, 10:12

do you even take yourself seriously? your daily rants should be in the "entertainment" section of the site.

Thumb Maxx 01 August 2014, 11:01

I don't know either. Hasn't Hasan vowed to keep Hizb out of Iraq? We see again the value of the "Sayyed"'s word. Tfeh.

Thumb liberty 31 July 2014, 22:41

May they never come back

Thumb cedre 31 July 2014, 22:51

half fighting in syria and iraq, while the other half is protecting Israel from rockets launched by lebanese trying to take pressure off gaza...

Thumb cedre 01 August 2014, 14:02

1- i'm not from tripoli
2- i cant go since ur iranian boyfriends and their lackeys from the LAF protect the borders
3- i wont go and wont encourage anybody to go coz of balance of power

Thumb skeletor 31 July 2014, 22:59

He is Resting In Piece(s)

Thumb shab 31 July 2014, 23:14

Filthy murdering militia

Thumb westernlebanese 01 August 2014, 01:06

1. its funny how hizb says they represent the Lebanese but you don't see any Lebanese flags in this picture..
2. where is hassan? why isnt he in Iraq
3. why isn't hassan helping Palestinians
4. they are dying
5. the real Lebanese dont want hizb in lebanon
6. the west, east, north, south, sunnis, christians, jews should work together to kill and get rid of this evil hizb.

Missing madhatter 01 August 2014, 03:32

Dudes someone should fix those stylish wrapping yellow flags there, they have the old "The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon" slogan printed on them. The Islamic Resistance haven't resisted here since 2006. However some guys have been shipped to Islamically Resist in Syria, others to Islamically Resist in Iraq etc.. And at least that one wigged dude who found himself Islamically Resisting in Bulgaria, I think he deserve his own custom made one off geographically accurate flag*. In fact the slogan on all the wrapping flags draping the coffins should reflect were the occupant was Islamically Resisting when he suddenly became eligible to occupy a coffin. Just a friendly suggestion.

*Unless there is a plan I don't know about to send some more Islamic Resisters (or is it Resistors?) there then they should order a larger stock of the Bulgaria ones

Thumb scorpyonn 01 August 2014, 03:38

Hezbollah are copying their master, Iran-- they are meddling in countries wghere they do not belong.

Thumb scorpyonn 01 August 2014, 03:39

maybe they are making their way to Iran where they belong!

Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 01 August 2014, 08:22

died in Iraq? hes a conqueror and an aoccupier therefore his death and all others like him is a traitor death... but hizbo will call him ashraf el shouhada2... hizbo is the biggest farsi cancer to arabs.. arabs are sleeping zzz

Thumb Maxx 01 August 2014, 11:16

Which Arabs? Which Arabs?! Saudi and Egypt, UAE and Bahrain, are all silently cheering Israel to wipe out the last bastion of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza; Qatar, who have much money to burn, are funding Hamas and Islamist extremists in Syria - and those extremists have now derailed the original, legitimate revolution. Baschar is complacent with the Islamic State - sometimes going as far as opening a second front against the FSA when they are battling IS - because his main concern is to wipe out the legitimate revolution, hoping that he would then be once again united with the world stage against a common enemy and thus stage his come-back into global legitimacy. Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Sudan are burning. Oman is broke. Morocco, Tunis and Algeria are ignoring anything East of them. Seriously mate, what Arabs?

Missing greatpierro 01 August 2014, 09:05

in fact your are right and wrong. Iran seems behind IS and many evidences point to this. In fact you may notice that the ones fighting IS are not the Iraki or Syrian regime, nor the shia militias but the sunni moderates and nusra in Syria and the ex baassist and sunni tribes in Irak. Iran has achieved a spectacular strategy in destroying the sunni arab communities in Irak and Syria by lashing out mainly non arab sunni extremists on those communities. With IS, Iran has exacerbated the shiite communities, armed them and guide them.
Iran has come out stronger by subduing the shia communities and the ruling regime in both Syria and Irak. The question that is puzzling me is that the US and the UK have been contributing actively towards the implantation and growth of IS as if there are strategic common interests with the Iranians at the expense of the arab countries.

Thumb _mowaten_ 01 August 2014, 10:13

lol you two and your "evidence" that exists only in your imagination.

Thumb _mowaten_ 01 August 2014, 10:15

little reality check:

Missing people-power 01 August 2014, 19:53

Momo.... nice editorial from a known shill. This opinion piece shows absolutely no evidence of anything, and bases its entire argument on a comment from 13 years ago (prior to 2001).

The source of the information (Richard Dearlove) retired from M16 at least 10 years ago, and he admits to having no inside knowledge of the situation since he retired in 2004.

What a bunch of garbage, typical propaganda from you

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