The Lebanese group Hezbollah said on Friday one of its top commanders, Mustafa Badreddine, had been killed in an Israeli air strike at the Lebanese-Syrian border this week, Reuters reported.
"He took part in most of the operations of the Islamic resistance since 1982," Hezbollah said in a statement announcing his death. He was killed on Tuesday night, the statement said.
Badreddine, who is sanctioned by the United States, was a brother-in-law of the late Hezbollah military commander Imad Moughniyah. He was indicted by the U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon in the 2005 killing of statesman Rafik al-Hariri.