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Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Vows Revenge After Killing of Hamas Official in Beirut

HeadlineJan 04, 2024

The bombing in Iran came just a day after a top Hamas official, Saleh al-Arouri, was assassinated outside of Beirut, Lebanon, in a suspected Israeli strike. His funeral is being held today in Beirut. On Wednesday, Israel also killed nine Hezbollah fighters in strikes on southern Lebanon. Meanwhile, a high-ranking commander from an Iranian-backed militia in Iraq was killed earlier today in an airstrike on a militia base in central Baghdad. It is unclear who carried out the strike. The events are increasing fears that Israel’s war on Gaza could grow into a regional conflict. On Wednesday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said the killing of Saleh al-Arouri will not go unpunished.

Hassan Nasrallah: “We extend our congratulations and condolences to our dear brothers and great leader Sheikh Saleh, deputy leader of Hamas’s political office, and his fellow leaders and cadre in the al-Qassam Brigades and Hamas, who were martyred yesterday in a flagrant Israeli aggression in the southern suburb of Dahiyeh in Beirut.”

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