Hezbollah anti-spy commander killed in south Lebanon
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Hezbollah anti-spy commander killed in south Lebanon

Ali Mohammed Younes found dead by roadside near Nabatieh with bullet and stab wounds; unidentified suspect arrested by local police

Ali Mohammed Younes, a Hezbollah commander reported killed by unknown assailants on April 5, 2020. (Fars News Agency)
Ali Mohammed Younes, a Hezbollah commander reported killed by unknown assailants on April 5, 2020. (Fars News Agency)

A senior Hezbollah commander in southern Lebanon was killed overnight Saturday, an Iranian regime media outlet reported on Sunday.

Ali Mohammed Younes, of the southern Lebanese village of Jebchit, was pulled from his car, stabbed and shot on a road near Nabatieh.

Younes was in charge of operations to locate spies and collaborators in the terror group, Iran’s Fars news agency, which is close to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, reported.

Hezbollah confirmed the death of the “martyr” Younes on Sunday.

Hezbollah members block a road, as others of the Islamic Health Society, an arm of the Iran-backed terror group, spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, March 27, 2020. (Bilal Hussein/AP)

Local police arrested a suspect, Lebanese media reported, but the suspect was not publicly identified.

The killing was reportedly linked to Younes’s position in Hezbollah, reports said.

Younes was a close associate of Qassem Soleimani, a commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force who was killed in a US airstrike in January.

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