IDF confirms it targeted Hezbollah drone chief in south Lebanon, releases clip of strike

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

In an evening press conference, IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari confirms the military targeted Ali Hussein Burji, a senior Hezbollah commander responsible for dozens of drone attacks on northern Israel.

“In the north today, we eliminated the commander of Hezbollah’s aerial forces in southern Lebanon,” Hagari says.

Burji carried out “dozens of operations using drones against Israel,” he says, including an attack today on the Northern Command headquarters. Minor damage was caused after two explosive-laden drones hit the base in Safed.

The IDF releases footage of the airstrike on Burji.

The strike on Burji came just three hours after the attack on the Northern Command base, Hagari says, adding that other Hezbollah operatives were killed alongside him.

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