Mourners carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh during his funeral procession in Beirut southern suburbs, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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Thousands of mourners poured onto the streets of Beirut's southern suburbs Monday to mourn the death of the son of slain Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh from an Israeli airstrike the previous day in Syria's Golan Heights.Mughniyeh was one of six Hezbollah fighters killed Sunday when an Israeli helicopter attacked a military convoy in the Syrian town of Qunaitra. At least one Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was also killed in the strike.A Lebanese security source told The Daily Star that two Syrian fighters affiliated with Hezbollah were also killed.Hezbollah confirmed the deaths of its six fighters in a statement Sunday, in which it said the team was on "an inspection mission" in the Syrian town of Quneitra.
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