Lebanese daily Al Akhbar, affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that Hassan al-Laqqis, who was killed two days ago in Beirut, served as the head of Hezbollah's air defense unit. Al-Laqqis was defined as "one of the important electronic minds of the organization," and "the second most important person assassinated after the organization's operations officer, Imad Mornia."
Hezbollah spokesperson and the editor-in-chief of the paper Ibrahim Al Amine published an article titled, "Hezbollah will respond," ending on the threat : "The smell of blood is rising over the southern border. Let's wait." (Roi Kais)