July 25, 2006

Israel says killed senior Hizbollah commander

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops on Tuesday killed a
senior Hizbollah commander in fighting near the Lebanese
border, the army said.

The army identified the man as Abu Jaafar and said he was
the commander of Hizbollah's "central sector" on the Lebanese
border with Israel.

The army said he was killed in an exchange of fire with
Israeli troops near the Lebanese border village of Maroun