«Free Syrian army» stated that the operation to destroy one of leaders of fighters of «Hezbollah» Samir Kuntar and his bodyguards was carried out by fighters of the opposition rebel factions.
In the leadership of Hizbullah claim that it is about the attempt by the FSA to protect Israel is an «ally of the Syrian opposition» responsible for the elimination of Kuntar.
Earlier Lebanese and Syrian media reported that on the evening of Saturday, December 19, two Israeli aircraft fired four missiles on a building in the area of Jermana (South-East of Damascus). In the air strike, the building was completely destroyed, killing at least 9 people – commanders and fighters of Hizbullah (some media claimed that among the dead were civilians). Among those killed were: Samir Kuntar, who directed the actions of the militants «Hezbollah» in the Syrian part of the Golan heights, and field commander Farhan Shaalan.
Official Jerusalem has not commented this information.
The leadership of Hizbullah has officially confirmed the death of Samir Kuntar. This information is confirmed by his brother by Bassam Kuntar. Hizbullah accused Israel responsible for the murder of Kuntar, Shalana and other activists of the organization.
The Syrian government issued an official response, condemned «the attack, which resulted in the deaths of innocent civilians, including the warrior-hero Kuntar». The the Syrian Minister of information umran al-Zuabi in an interview with the Lebanese TV channel «al-Manar» belonging to Hezbollah, has hinted at possible cooperation of Israel and the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Turkey, while planning the elimination of Kuntar.
The funeral of Samir Kuntar will be held on Monday, December 21, at the cemetery in the district of Dahiya, in southern Beirut. Apparently, there will be buried by other militants of Hizbullah killed in the attack. «Party of Allah» has given a large room «to say goodbye to the heroes.»
Recall that on the elimination of Kuntar was reported back in late July of this year. But then his family has denied this information. This time, apparently, Kuntar really destroyed.
Earlier, the Russian and Israeli military coordinated their actions in the region. Thus, if indeed the operation on the elimination of Kuntar and other militants Hezbollah near Damascus was carried out by the Israeli aviation, the Russian side had to «close their eyes» to the actions of the IDF.
Samir Kuntar. Summary
53-year-old Samir Kuntar at the end of last year he was appointed commander of one of divisions «Hezbollah» operating in the Syrian part of the Golan heights.
In 1979, the year that 17-year-old teenager, he took part in the terrorist attack of militants of the «Front for the liberation of Palestine» on Israeli town of Nahariya. The militants shot and killed 28-year-old Dani Haran in front of his 4-year-old daughter Einat, and then, according to the investigation, Kuntar smashed the head with the butt girl, and the terrorists broke into the house. Mother Smadar Haran – with 2-year-old daughter Yael was hiding in the attic and pressed the girl’s mouth with his hand, so that she did not cry, the girl suffocated and died. In the shootout with the terrorists killed a policeman. The Kuntar after the arrest claimed that no one was killed, because he was wounded in a shootout with police before Israelis were killed.
On 16 July 2008 along with four other terrorists, Kuntar was released from prison in exchange for the bodies of Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, killed by Hizbullah in July 2006. After his release, speaking at the celebrations arranged in his honour by the leadership of Hezbollah, Samir Kuntar openly declared that killed Israeli civilians, and vowed to continue «to kill the Zionists».
Destroyed December 20, 2015.
The attacks on Syria in 2013-2015, the IDF carried out by or attributed to Israeli army
December 20. In the area of Jermana (South of Damascus) as a result of the airstrike destroyed the building, killed at least 9 people – commanders and fighters of Hizbullah. Among the dead was Samir Kuntar, who directed the actions of the militants «Hezbollah» in the Syrian part of the Golan heights, and field commander Farhan Shaalan.
December 4. Air strike on a convoy of trucks carrying missiles in the area of al-Cutify North of Damascus.
November 29. Air strike on positions of the Syrian army and Hizbullah in the border area of Kalamun.
November 23. An air strike by a mixed garrison of Hizbullah and the regular army of Syria near the village of RAS al-Mara.
November 11. Syrian and Lebanese media reported that Israeli air force launched a series of attacks on targets in the area of Damascus airport. Presumably, were destroyed Iranian weapons bound for Hizbullah.
October 30. The Syrian opposition reported that the Israeli air force bombed Syrian territory. Strikes on positions of government troops and the Lebanese terrorist group Hizbullah.
August 21. IDF air force attacked the 14 objects of the Syrian army, located in the Golan heights. It was a response to rocket fire into Israeli territory.
August 20. The Syrian state news Agency SANA late on Thursday, August 20, reported the application of military air forces of the IDF strikes on Syria. According to the report, the attack was subjected to two administrative buildings in Quneitra. This operation was a response to rocket fire into Israel.
July 29. Lebanese media reported that IDF air force destroyed a car with gunmen in the area of Quneitra. Five militants were killed.
April 27. According to Arab media reports, IDF air force destroyed the North of Damascus warehouse of Scud missiles destined for Hizbullah. In Syria there are killed and wounded.
April 26. In the evening on Syrian territory near the Israeli border air strike destroyed a group of terrorists lay mines.
April 25. According to Arab media, Israeli planes bombed the warehouse with the missiles of the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah group. Reported the death of one person.
On 2 April. The DPA news Agency reported that the air force of Israel struck at Syrian army positions in HOMS.
January 28. The Israeli air force attacked artillery positions in the Syrian army in response to recent rocket fire into Israeli territory.
January 18. Two missiles fired from the air towards the target that were in the area of Quneitra. In the attack killed were senior commanders of Hizbullah and Iranian officers.
December 7. Aircraft IDF air force attacked a convoy of Hizbullah, transporting from Syria to Lebanon a batch of Russian missiles destined for Hizbullah. According to Arab media, the victims of the attack were two Hizbullah. This information contradicts the statement of the official Damascus, according to which the attack was killed.
February 24. Explosion in the vicinity of the Syrian-Lebanese border. The aim of the attack was a convoy of Hizbullah, transporting from Syria to Lebanon a batch of rockets of a class «earth-earth», able to carry more powerful warheads than almost all missiles, before the Shiite terrorist group. As a result of an airstrike had killed four activists of «Hezbollah».
January 27. A powerful explosion in Latakia. The media alleged that was blown up a warehouse with the missiles s-300 Russian production.
October 31. Under Latakia was blown up a warehouse with weapons, which, presumably, were stored the missile complex SA-3 (NATO classification) – the same missile system s-125 «Neva» or in the export version, «Pechora», intended for Hizbullah.
October 21. According to the Kuwaiti edition of «al-Jarida», air force of the IDF in the area of the Syrian-Lebanese border was bombed several trucks that drove some military supplies to Hizbullah. Information was not confirmed from other sources.
July 5. To the East of Latakia, in Syria, an air strike destroyed a warehouse of rocket arms (according to the media, there is stored the anti-ship missile «Yakhont» Russian production).
May 5. Inflicted a series of air strikes on military installations Northwest of Damascus, in the district of Jemaja (according to media reports, were attacked more than 40 sites, including the headquarters of the 4th division of the Syrian army, an underground silos with missiles Scud base the 104th and 105th brigades, etc.). It was also reported air strikes on targets in Syria on the night of 4 may.
January 30. As a result of air strikes on targets in Syria was destroyed by the convoy, which was of the SA-17 («Buk-M1-2»), intended for Hizbullah, there was significant damage to the center of the CERS, where he developed chemical and biological weapons.