True to its criminal nature, the Zionist regime's military helicopter fired two missiles at a vehicle carrying six Hizbullah fighters and an Iranian general in the area of Syria's Amal Farms yesterday. All seven were martyred in the attack. Amal Farms are inside Syrian territory in the town of Quneitra and are separated from the Zionist occupied Golan Heights that also belong to Syria.
Monday January 19, 2015, 12:49 EST
Even as Hizbullah held funeral prayers today (January 19) for six of its martyrs, including 25-year-old Jihad Mughniyeh, son of the late Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyeh, there was strong condemnation of the Zionist regime’s latest crime. The horrific crime was perpetrated on Sunday (January 18) when an Israeli military helicopter launched two missiles at a vehicle carrying six members of Hizbullah and Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), on the Zionist occupied Golan Heights.
“A number of fighters and forces of the Islamic Resistance along with Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi were visiting the region of Quneitra and were attacked by a military helicopter of the Zionist regime,” the IRGC said in a statement on its website today. “This brave general and some members of Hizbullah were martyred as a result of this crime,” it added. The vehicle was traveling in the area of Amal Farms inside Syria that is separated by a line dividing the Zionist-occupied Golan Heights.
The senior Mughniyeh was martyred in 2008 when a bomb was planted underneath his car in Damascus. Like the son, the father was also martyred as a result of a tip off from a Zionist spy that had penetrated the ranks of the resistance group.
Hizbullah identified the other five victims as Mohammad Issa, 42, Abbas Ibrahim Hijazi, 35, Mohammad Ali Hasan Abu al-Hasan, 29, Ghazi Ali Dawi, 26, and Ali Hasan Ibrahim, 21. Accompanied by General Allahdadi, Hizbullah fighters were reportedly on a field reconnaissance mission in Quneitra when an Israeli military helicopter targeted their vehicle. General Allahdadi had traveled to Syria to provide consultation and help the Syrian government counter the US-Saudi-Zionist-backed Takfiri terrorists in the war-stricken country. “The Zionist regime’s criminal move to violate Syria’s airspace once again showed that the terrorist plot of the ISIL and Takfiri groups has been hatched in line with policies of the arrogant and Zionist system and in coordination with leaders of the White House and the occupying regime of al-Quds against the Muslim community,” the IRGC said.
They are not committed to any international regulations and human and moral principles to achieve their evil goals, it pointed out. Hizbullah has vowed to deliver a “painful” response to the Zionist regime’s latest deadly attack. “The attack against six Hizbullah members will have a painful and unexpected response,” the Lebanese As-Safir Arabic political daily quoted a source close to the resistance movement on Monday.
Syria’s Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi alss condemned the Zionist attack. He said “Israel has made a serious mistake when it attacked on Syrian soil,” according to his interview with Lebanon’s al-Manar TV the day of the attack. Al-Zoubi said the airstrikes proved the Tel Aviv regime was cooperating with terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front.
Iran’s Foreign Minister was even more scathing in his condemnation of the Zionists’ killing of six Hizbullah fighters and an Iranian general, according to Press TV report today. “We condemn all actions of the Zionist regime as well as all acts of terror,” Dr Zarif told Press TV early on Monday, lashing out at Israel for committing acts of terrorism.
Zarif further censured acts of terrorism against the people of Lebanon and the resistance movement, saying that “this has been a practice followed for a very long time,” the top Iranian diplomat noted. “The policy of state terrorism is a known policy of the Zionist regime,” he added.