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Hezbollah Drone Mastermind Responsible for Series of Strikes on Israel Was Taken out — by a Drone

A senior Hezbollah commander responsible for a series of drone attacks across northern Israel since October 7 was ironically taken out by a drone strike, according to reports.

Ali Hussein Barji, chief of Hezbollah’s aerial forces in southern Lebanon, was killed on Tuesday, January 9, in an explosion in the town of Khirbet Selm, where members of the Iranian-backed terror group were attending the funeral of senior officer Wissam al-Tawil, Israeli media reported. Al-Tawil was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon the previous day.

Barji was believed to have been the mastermind behind the drone attacks that have plagued northern Israel since the Lebanese terrorists with Hezbollah launched their own assault on the Jewish state in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza.

Those attacks included a strike against the IDF’s Northern Command headquarters in Safed on Tuesday — before Barji died the same day. The key Israeli base was hit with an explosives-laden drone, with Hezbollah claiming responsibility for the attack in response to al-Tawil’s death Monday, as well as the killing of Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri in Beirut last week.

The IDF said the attack on the Safed base triggered rocket sirens across multiple cities in northern Israel. The Israeli military said there were no casualties in Tuesday’s attacks. The IDF did not comment on the drone strike that killed Barji, however, the Israeli military did acknowledge that it carried out a series of airstrikes against Hezbollah on Tuesday morning across southern Lebanon. (NYP / VFI News)

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