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The Israeli Air Force killed a senior member of Hezbollah in Syrian capital

Embedded image permalinkThe Israeli Air Force destroyed a residential building in the Jaramana district of the Syrian capital, killing Samir Kuntar, a senior member of Hezbollah and the Palestine Liberation Front, the Lebanese movement announced.

 Soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army in Darayya, a Damascus suburb

​The air raid is said to have taken place late Saturday. According to other reports, the attack was launched by an unnamed terrorist group.

​Local media outlets say that the airstrike left an unspecified number of civilians killed.

​Kuntar, a Lebanese Druze, spent nearly three decades in an Israeli prison following a PLF attack, which claimed the lives of four Israelis, including a four-year-old girl. The militant leader was released in 2008 as part of an Israeli-Hezbollah prisoner exchange.

Israel has not confirmed or denied its involvement in the attack but welcomed Kuntar’s killing.

Sputnik international