A senior Hezbollah commander died in fighting against rebel forces on Sunday in
Syria, according to a Lebanese security source.
On Monday, a funeral
procession was held in the coastal Lebanese city of Sidon and led by Hezbollah
MP Ali Fayyad, according to the Lebanese Daily Star.
Lebanese army forces
deployed in order to maintain peace during the funeral.
moved to Sidon from Bint Jbeil.
The security source, quoted by AFP, said
that Bazzi was a top military commander.
A website for Bin Jbeil, Bazzi’s
hometown, announced his death and posted his pictures.
“Ali Hussein Bazzi
... died a martyr as he was carrying out his sacred duty as a jihadist,” read
the announcement, according to AFP.
Hezbollah forces are aiding, along
with Iran, the Syrian regime led by President Bashar Assad in its battle against
Sunni dominated rebel forces.