Israel confirms killing ‘prominent’ Hezbollah arms-maker

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

The Israeli military confirms carrying out an airstrike killing a Hezbollah operative in southern Lebanon this morning.

According to the IDF, Nasser Farran was a “prominent” member of the terror group, responsible for the manufacturing and procurement of weapons.

Farran was killed in a drone strike in Kafr Dajjal, close to Nabatieh. Hezbollah announced his death earlier, but did not provide information on his role.

The IDF says that Farran was involved in “the production of Hezbollah’s strategic and unique weapons.” Some of the facilities under his command were struck in recent months, it says.

The military says that the killing is part of the IDF’s activity to “cause a blow to the build-up of the Hezbollah terror organization with weapons designed to attack the Israeli home front.”

It publishes footage of the strike.

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