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Mustafa Badreddine

Hezbollah member

Mustafa Badreddine, (Arabic: مصطفى بدر الدين‎‎; 6 April 1961 – c. 12 May 2016), also known as Mustafa Badr Al Din, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Mustafa Youssef Badreddine, Sami Issa and Elias Fouad Saab,[1] was a Lebanese military leader. He was a member of Hezbollah. He both the cousin and brother-in-law of late Imad Mugniyah.[2][3] He was nicknamed Dhu al-Fiqar.

Mustafa Badreddine
مصطفى بدر الدين
Born(1961-04-06)6 April 1961
Diedc. 12 May 2016(2016-05-12) (aged 55)
NationalityLebanese
Years active1980s – 2016
Parent(s)Amine Badreddine and Fatima Jezeini

Badreddine escaped from the prison in 1990 during the invasion of Kuwait[4] or the Iraqis released the imprisoned Badreddine and the others.

On 12 May 2016, it was said that Badreddine had been killed by an explosion causes by an airstrike near the Damascus International Airport. The cause and timing of which is unclear.[5][6][7][8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mustafa Amine Badreddine". Special Tribune for Lebanon. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  2. Roggio, Bill (14 September 2012). "US adds 2 senior Hezbollah military leaders to terror list". Long War Journal. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  3. Erich Follath (23 May 2009). "New Evidence Points to Hezbollah in Hariri Murder". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. "Escaped Militant Has Role in Hostage Talks". The New York Times. Beirut. 16 October 1991. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  5. "Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddin killed in Syria". Al Jazeera. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  6. "Top Hezbollah commander in Syria killed by Israel, Lebanese TV says". The Times of Israel. 13 May 2016.
  7. "Leading Hezbollah commander killed by Israeli military". The Guardian. 13 May 2016.
  8. Hezbollah Commander Mustafa Badreddine Killed in Syria Time Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  9. "Hezbollah, Crowds Bid Farewell to Martyr Commander Badreddine". Al Manar. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.