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    Members of Syrian security services and soldiers stand in front of a damaged building that was hit by an Israeli strike, killing a Lebanese militant leader Samir Qantar, in the Damascus district of Jaramana, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on December 20, 2015

    Israeli Air Force Allegedly Launches Airstrike on Damascus Suburb

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    Samir Quntar, a senior member of Hezbollah and the Palestine Liberation Front, has reportedly been killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in the Jaramana district of the Syrian capital, Hezbollah announced.

    ​The air raid is said to have taken place late Saturday. According to other reports, the attack was launched by an unnamed terrorist group.

    ​Local media outlets say that the airstrike, which destroyed a residential building, left an unspecified number of civilians killed.

    Samir Quntar, a Lebanese Druze, spent nearly three decades in an Israeli prison following a PLF attack, which claimed the lives of four Israelis, including a four-year-old girl. The militant leader was released in 2008 as part of an Israeli-Hezbollah prisoner exchange.

    Israel has not confirmed or denied its involvement in the attack but welcomed Quntar's killing.

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