Hezbollah blames insurgent shelling for death of top commander in Syria

May 14, 2016 7:40 AM

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BEIRUT Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed by artillery shells fired by insurgents near Syria's Damascus airport.

Hezbollah announced Badreddine's death on Friday and held a military funeral for him on the same day in its stronghold in southern Beirut.

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