Hezbollah Says Commander Killed


One of Hezbollah's commanders was killed in Beirut, the militant group said. This is the house of Hassan Al-Laqqis, where the assassination took place around midnight. The commander was shot in the head while he was driving his car. A gun with a silencer was used. Hezbollah is blaming Israel, an old rival with whom it fought a month-long war in 2006. The group describes Al-Laqqis as a leader of the Islamic resistance against the Jewish state. Israel denied any role in the killing.