Israeli navy says it killed Hezbollah commander Ismail al-Zinn


The commander, Ismail al-Zinn, served in the anti-tank missile unit of Hezbollah's Radwan Army.

Israel has killed a senior Hezbollah commander in an airstrike in southern Lebanon, the Israeli military said.

The army said on Sunday that an Israeli warplane targeted Ismail al-Zinn in a vehicle in the southern Lebanese village of Kounin.

In a statement on Telegram, the Lebanese Armed Group confirmed al-Zinn's death.

The Israeli military described al-Zinn as a “key commander” in the anti-tank unit of Hezbollah's elite Radwan forces, which has carried out attacks in northern Israel.

“Al-Zinn was an important source of knowledge regarding anti-tank missiles and was responsible for dozens of anti-tank missile attacks against Israeli civilians, communities and security forces,” the army said in a post on Telegram.

Hezbollah's statement did not specify whether al-Zinn belonged to the Radwan unit.

Hezbollah has regularly exchanged fire with Israeli forces since its ally, the Palestinian group Hamas, launched an unprecedented attack on southern Israel on October 7, prompting Israel to launch an assault on Gaza.

Israel has killed 270 Hezbollah members and about 25 members of the Radwan unit, including at least three commanders, such as Wissam Tawil, a senior Hezbollah officer who played a leading role in directing its operations in southern Lebanon. Was.

Israeli shelling has killed about 50 civilians – including children, doctors and journalists – and damaged both UN peacekeepers and the Lebanese army.

The fighting has displaced thousands of people in southern Lebanon and northern Israel, where the Israeli military says 10 soldiers and eight civilians have been killed.

On Sunday, Hezbollah said it carried out seven attacks on Israeli troops and said one of its strikes targeted and destroyed a “newly developed espionage device” in al-Jarda near the Lebanese border.

The group also released two videos showing its attacks on Saturday, which targeted a group of Israeli soldiers in Admit, northern Israel, as well as a building used by soldiers near the border .

The United States and other countries have sought to secure a diplomatic resolution to the firing between Hezbollah and Israel, amid concerns of broader conflict in the region.

Hezbollah has repeatedly said it will not stop shooting in Gaza until a ceasefire comes into effect.

On Friday, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant visited the army's Northern Command and said the country's military would continue its campaign against Hezbollah.

“We will make them pay for every attack from Lebanon,” he said.

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