Unconfirmed Report: Nasrallah Injured

No other sources confirm report on a Lebanese website, that Hezbollah's leader was injured in a blast that killed 22 of his men.

Gil Ronen,

Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah
Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah
AFP photo

Syrian rebel forces claim that they have succeeded in injuring Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, a Lebanese website reported this morning, citing a Facebook message. No other source has confirmed the report.

The Lebanese report was cited by JerusalemOnLine, which did not name the website that carried the news.

According to the report, a commander of the Free Syrian Army announced that members of Jabhat Al-Nusra, an Islamist Sunni rebel group linked to Al Qaeda, succeeded in the early morning hours in blowing up the headquarters where Nasrallah lives in Bint Jbeil, Lebanon.

The Lebanese report relies on a Facebook message published by one of the rebel organizations, according to which 22 Hezbollah members guarding Nasrallah were killed during the blast while Nasrallah himself was injured.

Hezbollah has been targeted numerous times within Lebanon this year in revenge for the assistance it has been giving Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad's forces in the Syrian civil war.