BEIRUT: Imad Mughniyah’s son, Hezbollah’s commander in the Syrian Golan Heights, was killed alongside 4 other Hezbollah men when Israeli missiles hit Syrian village bordering Lebanon, according to Lebanese media.
Israel said it would not comment .
Jihad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah’s commander of the Syrian Golan sector and the son of Lebanese Imad Mughniyah, was killed on Sunday when an Israeli helicopter reportedly fired two missiles in the Syrian province of Quneitra near the Israeli Golan Heights, according to Lebanese media.
Mughniyeh the father was assassinated in 2008.
Lebanese media reported that IAF helicopters have fired rockets at a Syrian village of Quneitra not far from the border with Lebanon.
Four other Hezbollah fighters were killed in the strike, among them field commander Mohammad Issa, who goes by the nom de guerre “Abu Issa,” and the Iranian Commander in the Syrian Golan Heights Abu Ali al-Tabtabai, also known as “Abu Ali Reza,” according to Al Arabiya, as well as other Lebanese media.
Hezbollah said in a statement its men were on a field reconnaissance mission in Quneitra.
A reporter from the Hezbollah journal al-Akhbar wrote on his Twitter page that “the Hezbollah leadership is the one that will decide how to respond to the recent Israeli aggression, however this blow is uncontainable.”
A Syrian military official told Al Manar that “an Israeli helicopter launched two missiles at the village of Mizrat Al-Amal in the outskirts of Quneitra. As a result, six jihad fighters were killed and a boy was wounded.”
An unnamed Israeli official, however, confirmed the attack, telling foreign news agency .