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FBI ‘Wanted’ Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria

Fawzi Ayoub was a veteran of Israel's prison system but was freed early courtesy of a prisoner swap.

A guerrilla commander in the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist organization, an Iranian proxy group, was killed Monday in Syria fighting rebels for President Bashar al-Assad.

The death of Fawzi Ayoub in the southern Syrian town of Nawa, located in the province of Dera’a, was confirmed by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Ayoub is listed on the FBI’s “most wanted” list for attempting to carry out a bombing attack in Israel. A veteran of the Jewish State’s prison system, Ayoub spent four years in jail (2000-2004) before he was freed as part of an early-release deal for a prisoner swap, sources told the Al Arabiya website Tuesday.

Although he was a resident of the southern Lebanese village of Ein Qa’ana, Ayoub also held Canadian citizenship and lived in the United States as well.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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10 Responses to “FBI ‘Wanted’ Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria”

  1. GO AHEAD WHAT YOUR WAITING OFF???

  2. Syria provides a great way for governments to assassinate terrorists and suspects instead of fussing with restraints and laws of their home countries. Let Islamic fanatics to go to Syria and get them there before they return.

  3. Ronny Mol says:

    Thinking outside of the box. The US has thousands of Muslims in their federal, state and county jails. All these prisoners cost money. Federal prisoners cost around $50,000usd a year. Take these prisoners who know Arabic and drop them off in Syria. The US gov't saves $100 million in prisoner costs, the rebels get extra men/women, the liberals get same sex people into syria and everybody is happy.

  4. Hip, Hip, Hooray !

  5. Ken Figa says:

    only a few million more to go!

  6. One less monster to worry about

  7. From friendly fire? I’m just sayin…

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