Hezbollah leader ‘Abu Jaafar’ killed in Syria

Bilal Nadir Khairuddin, known as Abu Jaafar, was killed along with seven other members in battle

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A leading figure from Hezbollah’s branch in Syria has been killed on Monday according to media outlets close to the militia group.

Bilal Nadir Khairuddin, known also as Abu Jaafar, was killed in battles near al-Qaryatayn town in east Homs.

He was considered as one of Hezbollah’s top leading figures in Syria after he founded the “Redha forces,” the group that acts as Hezbollah’s representative in Syria.

Abu Jaafar was also killed on Monday after seven other senior figures from Hezbollah in Syria were confirmed dead.

The death comes more than a month after Hezbollah lost one of its most commanding senior leaders, Ali Fayyad, was killed in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.

Syria’s peace talks hit a fresh impasse last month after the as the head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah vowed his Shiite movement would keep fighting alongside the regime until ISIS were defeated.

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