20 Jan. 2015
Ahmad, the son of Lebanon's Hezbollah commander Mohamad Issa, known as Abu Issa, rides a vehicle as he carries his father's rifle during his funeral in Arab-Salim, south Lebanon January 20, 2015. U.N. peacekeepers stationed in the Golan Heights along the Syrian-Israeli border observed drones coming from the Israeli side before and after an airstrike that killed several top Hezbollah figures, the U.N. said Monday. Sunday's strike hit a convoy carrying commander Mohamad Issa, known as Abu Issa, in Quneitra, near Golan Heights, a Hezbollah statement said. An Iranian general killed in the Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said on Tuesday. The remarks by the Israeli source, who declined to be identified because Israel has not officially confirmed it carried out the strike, appeared aimed at containing any escalation with Iran or the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla group.
REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY)