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Hezbollah confirms the death of one of its members in the Monday bombing near Damascus

The Lebanese Shiite militia party, Hezbollah, confirmed on Wednesday the death of one of its members in a bomb attack that Israel allegedly carried out on Monday near the Syrian capital Damascus and which killed at least five people.

The group, recognized by Israel as a terrorist, has detailed that the deceased is Ali Kamel Mohsen, according to Lebanese television station Al Manar, which is linked to Hezbollah, which also blamed Israel for the attack.

The Syrian Human Rights Observatory announced on Tuesday that the bombing had killed five militia officers close to the government and eleven wounded – seven Syrian soldiers and four militiamen. The Syrian government confirmed seven wounded soldiers.

Hezbollah confirms the death of one of its members in the Monday bombing near Damascus
Hezbollah confirms the death of one of its members in the Monday bombing near Damascus

The London-based agency and whistleblowers in the Arab country added that the attack destroyed an arms store that the Israeli army has not spoken of. Syria has claimed to have intercepted several missiles and has accused the Israeli authorities of what happened.

Israel has carried out air operations against the Arab country, arguing that it is preventing Iran from establishing Iranian bases in Syria and sending arms to the Lebanese Shiite militia party, Hezbollah, which also supports the government of Bashar al Assad.

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