Lebanese officials say killing of elite force leader a ‘painful’ blow for Hezbollah

Lebanese sources say the killing of a senior commander in Hezbollah’s elite Radwan force in an apparent Israeli strike is a “painful” blow for the terror group.

Security sources identified him as Wissam al-Tawil, the deputy head of a unit within the Radwan force. They say he and another Hezbollah fighter were killed when their car was hit in a strike on the Lebanese village of Majdal Selm.

“This is a very painful strike,” one of the security sources tells Reuters. Another said, “Things will flare up now.”

The commander “had a leading role in managing Hezbollah’s operations in the south,” a security official tells AFP requesting anonymity for security concerns, adding he “was killed in an Israeli raid targeting his car in the south.”

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