Daily Israel Report

Hezbollah Silent on Latest Lebanon Attack

Hezbollah keeps quiet over bombing that targeted its soldiers in Baalbek. At least two dead.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 12/19/2013, 1:06 PM

Hezbollah terrorists carry coffin of operative killed in Syria fighting
Hezbollah terrorists carry coffin of operative killed in Syria fighting
Reuters

At least two Hezbollah members died in a car bomb attack this week that targeted one of the group’s training camps in Lebanon, the Lebanese Daily Star reports.

Hezbollah has kept silent regarding the attack, and has not revealed the number of casualties. Reports about the dead and injured have come from anonymous sources.

Hezbollah has been targeted in its strongholds in Lebanon several times in recent months. The powerful terrorist group has apparently been targeted over its military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The group’s rivals may also be seeking to exploit its relative weakness as it struggles to recover from losses sustained in fighting in Syria. Hezbollah has lost several senior commanders in fighting in recent months.

Among the dead was Khader Nasrallah, the brother of Hezbollah’s top commander, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah.

The Daily Star reports that Hezbollah is losing favor among Lebanon’s leaders. President Michel Sleiman was reportedly angered by the group’s response to a recent bombing in Beirut, slamming the group’s “reckless” accusation of Saudi Arabia.

Sleiman has reportedly been in touch with Hezbollah commanders to discuss the latest attack.