IDF says senior terror leader killed in Lebanon drone strike

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

A senior member of the al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya terror group was killed in an Israeli drone strike in southern Lebanon earlier today, the IDF says.

Mosab Khalaf, according to the IDF, “led and advanced many attacks” from Lebanon against Israeli targets, mostly in the Mount Dov area.

The IDF says Khalaf was also coordinating attacks with Hamas’s Lebanon branch. Khalaf was struck while driving on a highway near the town of Meidoun, some 20 kilometers from the Israeli border.

The IDF says his “elimination was carried out to cause a blow to the terror organization’s abilities to advance and carry out terror acts that it has planned recently against the State of Israel in the northern border area.”

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