Report: Iran and Hezbollah members killed in Israeli attacks in Syria

Reports say a Hezbollah military commander and a senior Revolutionary Guards official were killed in air strikes attributed to Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Al-Arabiya reported on Saturday night that a Hezbollah military commander, Imad al-Amin, was killed several days ago in an Israeli air strike in western Syria. Hezbollah confirmed he was killed.

Meanwhile, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards official, Seyyed Ahmad Qureshi, was killed in mysterious circumstances in Syria.

According to the organization, Qureshi has been in Syria for nearly a decade. Al-Arabiya added that he was one of the senior members of a militia which operates in Syria in the service of Iran, and consists of, among others, Afghan fighters.

On Wednesday night, Syrian media reported that the country's air defense systems were activated following an Israeli air strike on the city of Homs.

The Syrian news agency reported that the air defense systems had managed to intercept some of the missiles. Explosions were reportedly heard in the area, including in northern Lebanon.

On Monday night, Syrian media reported that the country’s air defense systems in Syria were activated following an Israeli air strike on the city of Aleppo.

The Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV network reported that the air strikes targeted "defense factories" and a "center for scientific research."

According to a report by Kan 11 News reporter Gili Cohen, a senior Russian officer said that Russia thwarted an Israeli air strike in Syria this past Thursday. The officer, Admiral Vadim Kolit, noted that Israeli fighter jets fired missiles towards Syria from Lebanese airspace, but the missiles were destroyed using a Russian weapons system.

Several reports in Russia in recent days have said that Russia is assisting the Syrian army with weapons systems and in defending against IDF attacks.

MK Eli Cohen (Likud), who served as a member of the Political-Security Cabinet, told Kan 11 News, "In the world in general and in the Middle East in particular, power is valued. A government with anti-Zionist elements, and a Prime Minister who is not supported by more than 85% of the public, transmits weakness and invites attempts to challenge Israel."



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