Thousands mourn Hezbollah fighter killed in Israeli attack

January 19, 2015 3:43 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah supporters turned out in force on Monday to bury the son of the group's late commander, one of six fighters who died in an Israeli air strike in neighboring Syria that also killed an Iranian general.

The killings raised the possibility of a retaliatory attack, with a senior Iranian official suggesting that Israel would be hit at "the right time and right place". An Israeli defense official said escalation was possible.

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