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Hezbollah says commander killed in Syria has been buried in Lebanon

Last modified: 2 Oct 2012 19:13

Ali Hussein Nassif, the Hezbollah commander reported to have died in Syria, has been buried in Lebanon.

Nassif was buried on Monday in the Bekaa Valley. Local sources say he was killed near a Syrian border town.

A statement on Hezbollah's website read: "the martyr leader Ali Hussein Nassif [who] died while performing his jihad duties", was buried on Monday in Baalbek, the main town in the northern Bekaa Valley.

The website of Hezbollah's political foes, known as March 14, said Nassif and a number of other Hezbollah fighters died on Sunday when opposition forces ambushed their convoy near al-Qusair.