The son of Ibrahim al-Hajj, a Hezbollah commander who died during a mission in Iraq, wears a military outfit as he lies on his father's coffin during his funeral in Mashghara village in the Bekaa Valley. (REUTERS/Shawky Hajj)
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A Hezbollah commander was recently killed while on a "jihadi mission" in Iraq, officials in Lebanon said Thursday.It is not known if – beyond the advisers – any Hezbollah fighters are battling alongside Iraqi Shiite militiamen.In July 2006, Hajj was among a group of Hezbollah fighters who crossed into Israel and captured two Israeli soldiers and brought them into Lebanon, Lebanese security officials told the Associated Press.Al-Manar said Hajj's achievements on the battlefield had "pained the enemy," referring to Israel.He was the second Hezbollah commander to be killed abroad in recent months.
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