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Jihad Mughniyeh

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Press TV Reports / January 18, 2015

A new airstrike by Israeli military on the occupied Golan Heights in Syria kills a number of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement’s members.

Smoke billows from buildings in Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the city of Quneitra on November 18, 2014. (AFP Photo)

Smoke billows from buildings in Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the city of Quneitra on November 18, 2014. (AFP Photo)

A military helicopter gunship operated by the Israeli army fired two missiles into Amal Farms in the strategic southwestern city of Quneitra, situated some 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of the capital, Damascus, on Sunday. Two remote-controlled reconnaissance drones buzzed overhead as the airborne assault took place.

Following the attack on Sunday, Hezbollah announced that several of its fighters were killed in the airstrike.

A group of Hezbollah mujahedeen were martyred in a Zionist rocket attack in Quneitra, and their names will be revealed later,” said a message on Hezbollah’s al-Manar news channel, adding that they were killed during a field reconnaissance mission in the Amal Farms village of Quneitra.

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Meanwhile, a Hezbollah official said Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Hezbollah’s slain top military commander, Imad Mughniyeh, and a field commander were killed in the attack.

Jihad Mughniyeh and field commander Mohammad Issa who goes by the nom de guerre “Abu Issa” were killed in the attack, the source said. The strike entirely destroyed one Hezbollah vehicle and damaged another, he added.

Hezbollah issued a statement confirming the strike saying “a number of mujahedeens were martyred,” during an inspection mission in the Syrian town of Quneitra, The Hezbollah statement added that the names of the fighters will be divulged later.

The report had said that an Israeli helicopter fired two missiles in the Syrian province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The Tel Aviv regime has carried out several airstrikes in Syria since the start of the nearly four-year-old foreign-backed militancy there.

Damascus says Tel Aviv and its Western allies are aiding al-Qaeda-linked militant groups operating inside Syria.

The Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

The country has been grappling with a foreign-backed deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence has so far claimed the lives of nearly 200,000 people, according to the UN.

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