Iraqi Hezbollah leader killed

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The secretary of Iraqi Shiite militia Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) has been killed according to Iraqi security source.

Bassem al-Mousawi died of wounds at a hospital in central Basra after attackers boarding a pickup truck shot at his vehicle, seriously wounding him and another companion, Gen Raid Hamrani, who was quoted by local news outlets.

Nobody has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. Kataib Hizbollah is a part of Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) militias.

The group was founded in 2010 and has ties with Lebanese influential militia Hezbollah enjoy generous support from Iran in terms of finances and training, according to many reports. The United States brands Kataib Hizbollah as a terrorist group.

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