Wanted Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

Hezbollah fighters carry coffin of fellow Shiite militant Qusai Ali Amro, killed in fighting alongside government forces in Syria, during funeral in the Mount Lebanon village of Maaysra, east of the Christian coastal town of Byblos, on May 26, 2014A senior Hezbollah commander branded by the FBI as one of the world’s most wanted terrorists was killed fighting in Syria, residents of his village in southern Lebanon told AFP Tuesday. Powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah has deployed thousands of fighters into neighbouring Syria to back President Bashar al-Assad’s army as he battles insurgents who have been trying to overthrow him for the past three years. “Fawzi Ayoub was killed fighting in Syria. According to another resident of Ain Qana, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) southeast of Beirut, “Ayoub was a leading Hezbollah commander in the Aleppo area” in northern Syria.

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