IDF confirms Lebanon strike, says slain Hezbollah member was a top field commander

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

A top Hezbollah field commander was killed in last night’s drone strike in southern Lebanon, the military says.

Hussein Ibrahim Makki, according to the IDF, was a senior commander in the terror group’s so-called Southern Front unit. He previously commanded Hezbollah’s coastal division, the military says.

Hezbollah announced his death earlier following the airstrike near Tyre, but did not refer to him as a commander.

The IDF says Makki “planned and carried out many terror attacks against the Israeli home front amid the war.”

Most Popular