Revenge for last year’s murder: Hezbollah operative Ali Shibli was shot dead last night during a wedding in the city of Jia, south of Beirut. Another person was injured in the shooting.
Following the deadly incident, the Lebanese army temporarily closed the area, and security forces opened an investigation to find out the circumstances of the case. Documentation obtained from the scene of the incident, published throughout the network, shows a man running towards Shibli, and firing several times, before fleeing the area quickly.
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According to reports from various media outlets in Lebanon, close to the incident, the assassination was allegedly carried out in retaliation for last year’s assassination, apparently on religious.family grounds. Al.Manar, who is close to Hezbollah, reported that Shibli was killed by Ahmad.Zahar Hussein, whose son, Hassan, was killed last year in Syria by operatives of the organization, including Shibli.
In recent months, anger has erupted among Lebanese residents, expressed in hundreds of social media posts accusing senior Hezbollah operatives of living a lavish and plentiful life, while the economic situation in Lebanon and Syria is dire.