WATCH: IDF says it eliminated deputy commander of Hezbollah rocket unit in drone strike

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

The IDF says it eliminated the deputy commander of Hezbollah’s rocket unit in a drone strike in southern Lebanon earlier today.

Ali Naim was struck while in a car in the town of Bazouriye, close to Tyre, this morning.

According to the IDF, Naim is “considered to be a significant source of knowledge in the terror group, and leader in the field of rockets.”

“He was also one of the leaders for heavy-warhead rocket fire and responsible for conducting and planning attacks against Israeli civilians,” the IDF says.

Hezbollah also announced his death a short while ago, but did not call him a commander.

The IDF releases footage of the strike.

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