8:49 PM Another possible Hezbollah casualty may have been Abu Ali Tabtabai, Hezbollah’s commander for Syrian operations. This is still unconfirmed.
Some Lebanese sources are now saying that 6 Iranians and 5 Hezbollah terrorists were killed on the Golan Heights strike.
8:19 PM The number of Hezbollah terrorists killed appears to now be six, including 3 senior terrorists, among them senior Hezbollah commander Jihad Mughniyeh, an Iranian field commander and Hezbollah field commander Mohammad Issa.
They were assisting in preparing a rocket to launch at Israel at the time.
7:54 PM Reports are coming in that the IAF helicopter strike earlier this afternoon took out at least five Hezbollah terrorists operating on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, including senior Hezbollah commander Jihad Mughniyeh.
There are reports that Iranian field commander Abu Ali Tabtabai was also killed in the air strike.
Hezbollah’s Jihad Mughniyeh was charged by Nasrallah to set up the operations for Hezbollah to attack Israel from the Golan Heights .
In July 2013, JewishPress.com reported that Hezbollah was setting up a terror division on the Golan Heights , this was followed by a Druze report in October 2014 which said that Samir Kuntar was in charge of organizing a Golan Heights terror cell.
Jihad Mughniyeh was the head of the Hezbollah Heights terror cell, and Samir Kuntar was member of it.
Hezbollah has gone on full alert along the Israeli border in Lebanon and on the Golan.
Reports in Lebanon are that Israeli fighter planes are flying overhead.
Samir Kuntar’s brother claims that Samir is still alive.
5:20 PM It is not clear what exactly the Israeli Air Force hit in southern Syria on the Golan Heights near Kuneitra, but it does appear that an IAF helicopter shot two missiles and hit some bad guys.
Lebanese MTV network reports that an Israeli helicopter strike on Southern Syria hit a cell that was preparing to launch a rocket at Israel.
Other Arab source indicates that the helicopter hit a moving convoy.
Israeli Channel 2 TV is now saying that Israeli hit Jabhat Al-Nusrah fighters, while Channel 10 says that Jabhat Al-Nusrah fighters were setting out to plant a bomb and the IAF hit them.
The IDF had no comment.
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