Israel says Hezbollah’s coastal rocket commander killed in strike

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

The commander of Hezbollah’s rocket and missile unit in the terror group’s coastal division was killed in an airstrike, the IDF announces.

Qassem Saqlawi was targeted in a drone strike in the Tyre area yesterday. Hezbollah announced his death following the strike, but did not refer to him as a commander.

The IDF says Saqlawi was responsible for planning and carrying out “many” rocket and anti-tank guided missile attacks on Israel amid the war, from the coastal region in south Lebanon.

It also says fighter jets hit a Hezbollah rocket launcher in southern Lebanon’s Ramyeh.

Meanwhile, several rockets were fired from Lebanon at the Western Galilee overnight. The IDF says the projectiles hit open areas.

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