Hezbollah says former Nasrallah bodyguard killed in alleged Israeli strike in Syria

Hezbollah operative Yasser Qarnabash (Courtesy)
Hezbollah operative Yasser Qarnabash (Courtesy)

An alleged Israeli strike in Syria earlier today killed a former personal bodyguard of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, an official with the Lebanese terror group says.

The Hezbollah official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, right, escorted by his bodyguard Yasser Qarnabash, waves to his supporters during a rally, in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon, on Sept. 22, 2006. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Earlier, Hezbollah announced the death of Yasser Qarnabash in a purported Israeli strike on the Beirut-Damascus highway, but did not detail his role or rank in the terror group.

Al Arabiya reports that Qarnabash was responsible “for transporting personnel and weapons to Syria.”

His death brings the terror group’s toll amid the war in Gaza to at least 364.

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