Report: Nasrallah's Brother Killed in Syrian Battle
A report on Channel Two Monday said that the brother of Hizbullah head Hassan Nasrallah was killed recently in a fierce battle in the Syrian city of Al-Qusayr. Khader Nasrallah was buried in the village of Kfar Kana in south Lebanon on Sunday, Channel Two said.
If true, it would make Nasrallah one of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Hizbullah terrorists killed in the city, which has been a bloody battleground between troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and rebel groups. Hizbullah, a direct agent of Iran, has been assisting Assad.
Hizbullah has been supplying manpower and organization to Assad. Recent reports said that the Shi'ite-affiliated terror group had gone on a recruiting campaign in Iraq and other Arab countries, appealing to Shi'ites to join with Assad and beat back the “infidel” Sunnis, represented by rebel groups.
If the report is true, this would be the second close family member Hassan Nasrallah has lost in war. In 1997, his son, Hadi, was killed in a battle with the IDF in Lebanon. Israel traded the younger Nasrallah's body in 1998 for the body of an Israeli special forces operative who had also been killed in battle.