Hezbollah Credits Slain Commander for Syrian Forces' Gains

May 20, 2016 5:11 PM

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The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has credited its slain top military commander for the recent advances made by Syrian government forces.

Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah says the territorial gains around Damascus are the legacy of Mustafa Badreddine. The Hezbollah commander was killed a week ago near the Damascus airport in what the group says was rebel shelling.

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