Hezbollah Gears for Funeral as Iran Condemns Israel Strike

January 19, 2015 10:38 AM

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The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door.

Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces.

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