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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli air strike, the Lebanese movement said in a statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the group, Badreddine was killed on Tuesday night, but the exact location of the Israeli airstrike that hit him remains unclear.

    "He took part in most of the operations of the Islamic resistance since 1982," Hezbollah said as quoted by The Guardian on Friday, adding that Badreddine was a "great jihadi leader."

    Hezbollah, a paramilitary and political organization originating in Lebanon's Shiite population, was established in the 1980s. The group has been fighting alongside the Syrian government against the Daesh Sunni radicals and other extremist militant groups since 2011.

    Hezbollah is considered a terrorist organization by a number of countries including Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom and many European states, but not by Russia.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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