Syrian Rebels Say They Killed Hezbollah Deputy Chief
[Jpost] Rebels claim Naim Qassem
... the Grand Vizier of the Hezbullies...
killed in bombing on Leb-Syria border; Hezbollah denies that he was injured.

Hezbollah's deputy chief Naim Qassem was killed Tuesday when Syrian rebels bombed a convoy consisting of high-ranking Syrian government officers near the Leb border, news portal Now Leb quoted the Free Syria Army as saying on Wednesday.

"It has been confirmed... that Hezbollah's number two man died after [receiving] a serious injury," the Free Syria Army posted on its Twitter account.

Lebanese newspaper al-Mustaqbal
... the Future Movement, political party led by Saad Hariri...
quoted the Syrian rebels as saying mines placed on the Beirut-Damascus
...The capital of Iran's Syrian satrapy...
highway had detonated as the convoy returned from a high-level security meeting in Leb. The kaboom reportedly took place near the town of Jdeidet Yabous near the Leb-Syria border.

The al-Mustaqbal report made no mention of Qassem being killed in the attack, saying that he had merely been injured, which Hezbollah later denied.
"'e's pining for the fjiords..."
Nasarallah was scheduled to make a televised address on Wednesday evening after it had been reported Tuesday that he was ill and undergoing treatment in Iran.
Posted by: trailing wife 2013-02-28