Israel kills Hezbollah ‘central terrorist’

Israel kills Hezbollah ‘central terrorist’

Israel has killed two senior Hezbollah militants, one of whom it described as a “central terrorist”, in a series of airstrikes on Lebanon.

Hussein Azqul, a “central terrorist” in Hezbollah’s air defence unit, was killed this morning during an Israeli drone strike near the town of Adloun, about 25 miles from the Israeli border, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) reported.

Mr Azqul was “heavily involved in the activities of the [air defense unit] and took part in the planning and execution of a variety of terror activities”, the IDF said, describing his death as a “significant blow” to Hezbollah’s air defence unit.

The military also reported that Muhammad Attiya, a member of Hezbollah’s elite Radwan force, was killed in an overnight airstrike in southern Lebanon. Mr Attiya was allegedly “involved in the preparation and execution of terrorist attacks” against Israel, the IDF said. Hezbollah confirmed the deaths of both operatives.

The attacks came as Israel pounded southern Gaza over the past day, with airstrikes hitting five sites allegedly containing Hezbollah “terrorist infrastructure” in the Yaroun border village.

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