18:25 GMT01 December 2020
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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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