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Eisenkot says 25% of Hezbollah militants killed in Syria, Iraq

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot says that up to 25 percent of Hezbollah fighters have been killed fighting in Syria and Iraq in the last three years.

Eisenkot says 1,700 militants of the Lebanon-based terrorist group’s total of 7,000 fighters have been killed, calling the high number a “severe blow” to the organization.

Hezbollah parading its military equipment in Qusayr, Syria, November 2016. (Twitter)
Hezbollah parading its military equipment in Qusayr, Syria, November 2016. (Twitter)

Speaking at an event marking 11 years since the Second Lebanon War, Eisenkot said that despite Hezbollah’s growth since then, the military operation has proved to be a success with the north of the country having experienced its quietest decade since the establishment of the state.

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