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6 Iranians, 5 Hezbollah killed in 'Israeli strike' in Syria

"The five included two Hezbollah commanders and the son of slain Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyah.

18.01.2015
6 Iranians, 5 Hezbollah killed in 'Israeli strike' in Syria

BEIRUT

Five Hezbollah members and six Iranians were killed Sunday in an alleged Israeli strike in southern Syria's Quneitra province, a source close to the Lebanese Shiite militant group has said.

"Six Iranians, including a field commander, were killed in the Israeli strike," the source told The Anadolu Agency.

He added that five Hezbollah members were also killed in the same Israeli attack.

"The five included two Hezbollah commanders and the son of slain Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyah," added the source.

Mughniyah was killed in a car bomb in Syria in 2008, which Hezbollah has blamed on Israel.

The Lebanese militant group has mobilized its fighters on Lebanon's southern border with Israel a short time after the strike, a Lebanese security source told AA.

Hezbollah has confirmed that its members were targeted in an Israeli strike as they toured a farm in Quneitra.

The group's statement said some of its members had been killed, adding that their names would be announced once their families had been notified.

Israel has not commented on the reports yet.

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