WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — There were no US or coalition aircraft in the area where Hezbollah’s top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was reportedly killed in Syria, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Friday.
"We’ve seen the reports of his death. I can’t independently confirm them. I can confirm that there were no US or coalition aircraft in the area where he was reported to be killed," Earnest told reporters.
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.