Hezbollah confirms death of senior commander in Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Hezbollah terror group announces the death of a senior commander in an alleged Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon earlier tonight.

Hezbollah in a statement says Taleb Abdullah, from the south Lebanon town of Aadachit, was killed “on the road to Jerusalem,” the terror group’s term for Israeli strikes.

Abdullah was killed in a strike in the town of Jouaiyya.

Hezbollah refers to Abdullah as a commander.

The terror group rarely refers to its senior operatives slain in Israeli strikes as commanders. The only other operative referred to as a commander was Wissam al-Tawil, the deputy head of the terror group’s elite Radwan force, killed by Israel in January.

According to reports, Abdullah commanded a Hezbollah regional division in southern Lebanon.

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