Senior Hezbollah commander Mustafa Amine Badreddine killed
May 13, Abuja: The so-called most senior military commander in Syria's war Hezbollah commander Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in Damascus.
Badreddine died in a large explosion near Damascus airport, the Lebanon-based militant group said in a statement on its al-Manar website, report said.
Badreddine is charged with leading the assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri in Beirut in 2005.
Hezbollah supports Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and has sent thousands of fighters into Syria.
The US treasury, which imposed sanctions on Badreddine last July, said at the time he was "responsible for Hezbollah's military operations in Syria since 2011, including the movement of Hezbollah fighters from Lebanon to Syria, in support of the Syrian regime"
The Oslo Times