search

Al Arabiya: Nasrallah assassinated his own top general in 2016

A top Hezbollah commander killed in Syria last year was likely assassinated by the group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah, in coordination with Iran, Arab news network Al Arabiya reports.

Mustafa Badreddine was killed in a Damascus blast in May 2016 which Hezbollah blamed on shelling by Islamist rebels.

Members of Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah carry a portrait of Mustafa Badreddine in Beirut on May 13, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
Members of Lebanon’s Shiite militant group Hezbollah carry a portrait of Mustafa Badreddine in Beirut on May 13, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)

Al Arabiya says Iran and Nasrallah planned Badreddine’s killing due to the commander’s repeated clashes with Iranian officials over leadership of the war efforts in Syria.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed