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Israeli Airstrike in Syria Eliminates Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah’s Ex-Bodyguard and Key Terror Operative

Israeli Airstrike in Syria Eliminates Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah’s Ex-Bodyguard and Key Terror Operative

i24NEWS: “Second terrorist killed in Syria airstrike reportedly senior official in IRGC.”

With Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group escalating cross-border rocket attacks on Israel, an alleged  Israeli airstrike eliminated Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s ex-bodyguard, Yasser Qarnabash.

Nasrallah’s longtime confidant ,Qarnabash, was responsible for weapons smuggling operation in Syria, a major supply route for Iranian military equipment bound to Hezbollah, news report suggest.

The slain terrorist was accompanied by a senior terror operative belonging to Iran’s Islamic Guard Corps (IRGC), Israeli media reports indicate. “Second terrorist killed in Syria airstrike reportedly senior official in IRGC,” the Israel TV channel i24NEWS reported.

The Times of Israel reported Hezbollah operative’s elimination:

An alleged Israeli strike in Syria earlier today killed a former personal bodyguard of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, an official with the Lebanese terror group says.

The Hezbollah official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Earlier, Hezbollah announced the death of Yasser Qarnabash in a purported Israeli strike on the Beirut-Damascus highway, but did not detail his role or rank in the terror group.

Al Arabiya reports that Qarnabash was responsible “for transporting personnel and weapons to Syria.”

His death brings the terror group’s toll amid the war in Gaza to at least 364.

Qarnabash’s elimination is the latest in the series of senior Hezbollah terror commanders taken out by the Israel Defense Force (IDF). Last week, an Israeli drone strike eliminated Muhammad Neamah Naser, one of Hezbollah’s top-most commanders to be killed since the October 7 attacks.

Over the weekend, an Israeli strike killed Meitham Mustafa Alattar, commander of Hezbollah’s rocket unit. Alattar “took part in the planning and carrying out of numerous terror attacks” against Israel, the Israeli military disclosed.


Hezbollah is losing its top terror commanders as Iran threatens to wage war on Israel using its Lebanon-based terror proxy. In a recent speech, Hezbollah chief Nasrallah threatened Israel with a war ‘without limits,’ boasting the Lebanon-based terrorist group’s ability to hit Israel with thousands of Iran-supplied rockets and missiles.

Report: European countries blocking ammunitions sales to Israel since October 7

European countries have restricted supply of ammunition and raw material needed for defense production since  October 7, the Israeli news website YNET reported, citing Hebrew-language newspaper Calcalist.

Europe, which has been Israel’s main supplier for ammunition and military-related supplies, has largely placed a de-facto defense ’embargo’ on Israel following Hamas’s deadly terror attack nine months ago, the report published on Tuesday suggests.

The YNET talked of an “unofficial embargo imposed by some suppliers on the sale of ammunition to Israel.” Besides this stealth embargo, Europe-based “key suppliers of raw materials for bomb production have also stopped selling to Israel since the outbreak of the war,” the news website revealed.

“Israel requires raw materials that can be converted to ammunition to sustain the war effort, but European countries, normally the source for those materials, are restricting supplies to Israel since October 7,” the YNET added. “Serbia is lending a hand, but it isn’t enough, and the IDF is scrambling for alternatives.”

The YNET detailed the European effort to hamper Israel’s war efforts against Hamas:

While the complex relations with the Americans regarding aid to Israel are capturing most of the public’s attention, the Defense Ministry and the IDF are currently more concerned about a different developing reality: the possibility of a munitions shortage after several countries around the world have informally ceased trading with Israel.

Calcalist has learned that weapons suppliers from European countries have simply stopped responding to their Israeli counterparts, and a foreign power that is not the U.S., which previously traded with Israel, has refused to supply Israel with raw materials for ammunition production since October 7.
According to a report by The New York Times, the IDF is facing a shortage of 120mm shells for tanks to the extent that some tanks stationed in Gaza are now on partial alert and carrying fewer shells to reserve them for potential escalation on the northern front. Calcalist has learned from senior IDF officials that a “munitions economy” is indeed being managed. The New York Times reported that the military is also dealing with shortages of spare parts for tanks, D9 bulldozers, armored vehicles and additional light ground ammunition.

The main solution that the defense establishment is promoting concerning the ammunition shortage is the advancement of the local industry and reducing reliance on imported shells and ammunition from foreign countries. This move is expected to positively impact the Israeli defense industry but will also have negative economic consequences: ammunition produced in Israel is considered tens of percents more expensive than what can be imported from abroad, and establishing and maintaining “simple” munitions factories that produce, for example, artillery and tank shells is particularly costly. There are also other implications: among other things, this need is expected to delay the evacuation of the Israel Aerospace Industry site in Ramat Hasharon to allow Elbit to continue producing ammunition there, as reported a month and a half ago in Calcalist.

Despite the understandable effort to strengthen local industry and thereby reduce dependence on the external factors, those who believe that Israel can produce all the ammunition in-house it needs are likely to be disillusioned. First of all, even in the case of a massive increase in Israeli production capacity, a significant portion of the ammunition will still have to come from foreign countries in any scenario due to limited production potential. Even the U.S. is currently struggling to supply itself and its allies, including Israel and Ukraine, with all the shells they need. Secondly, for Israeli defense industries to produce large quantities of weapons materials, a large amount of raw materials is required, which cannot be mined in Israel, so shipments from abroad are not optional, they’re mandatory.

Besides the unofficial embargo imposed by some suppliers on the sale of ammunition to Israel, Calcalist has learned that key suppliers of raw materials for bomb production have also stopped selling to Israel since the outbreak of the war.

This unspoken European embargo is in addition to President Joe Biden’s bid to hold back critical weapons and ammunition shipments to Israel.

Cutting ammunition supplies to Israel appears to be an attempt by the Biden White House and the European countries to force a Gaza ceasefire which will keep terror group Hamas in power. The New York Times reported last Tuesday that Israeli military — running low on ammunition — could be forced to accept a ceasefire on terms offered by Hamas. “Israeli Generals, Low on Munitions, Want a Truce in Gaza,” the NYT headline claimed.

IDF hits Hamas terror targets throughout Gaza

Despite all the odds, the IDF is carrying out a large-scale offensive against Hamas across Gaza. “IDF troops are continuing the counterterrorism operation in Gaza City, following intelligence indicating the presence of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist infrastructure in the area. Thus far, the forces eliminated dozens of terrorists and located numerous weapons in the area,” the military disclosed in a press release Tuesday.

Israeli soldiers were operating in the Hamas-infested Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza city. The IDF was conducting “operational activity in the Shejaiya, above and below the ground. The troops eliminated numerous terrorists and located weapons including sniper equipment, RPGs, grenades, and AK-47 rifles. In addition, terrorist infrastructure and an underground route were destroyed,” the press statement added.

The Israeli ground troops were pushing deeper into Rafah, the last-standing Hamas stronghold. “IDF troops are continuing a targeted, intelligence-based operational activity in the Rafah area in southern Gaza. Over the last day, the troops eliminated dozens of terrorists in close-quarters combat and aerial strikes coordinated with the IAF,” the Israeli military said.


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Glad to see the IDF can make these cowardly terrorist “leaders from behind” take the brunt of these surgical strikes.

The stupid, antisemitic west, prime among them Biden, are going to back Israel into a corner, and atomic corner, and the results will be extreme.

Hard to believe that Biden et al., are such sellouts.

I hope Israel can hold out until Pres. Trump can make them America’s ally again, and save the only DEMOCRACY in the ME.

Good. Keep it up, Israel.

So the US and Europanistani governments support the Hamas atrocities of 10/7.

God help us.

    WTPuck in reply to Crawford. | July 9, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    I believe at this point, He’s the only one who can. Question is, do we warrant divine intervention?

      Durak Kazyol in reply to WTPuck. | July 10, 2024 at 9:51 am

      Yes, we do. Let’s pray it’s like the intervention for the Israelites at the Red Sea rather than the intervention for the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah.

      bill54 in reply to WTPuck. | July 10, 2024 at 9:56 am

      Yes. God is gracious and merciful. Divine intervention is always possible. We do not have to warrant God’s gracious love.

stevewhitemd | July 9, 2024 at 1:21 pm

Now get Nasrallah.

As to Europe, the Europeans will never forgive the Jews for what they did in World War II.

JackinSilverSpring | July 9, 2024 at 1:26 pm

A startup munitions industry will be expensive, but with Israeli ingenuity, this munitions industry could become very competitive with existing munitions suppliers elsewhere. These suppliers may regret their antisemitism somewhere down the line.

The_Mew_Cat | July 9, 2024 at 1:55 pm

Another one bites the dust.

I have a few airstrikes in Europe I could request of the IDF, and none if ’em have anything to do with Islam (if you catch my meaning *wink).

Herve Montague | July 9, 2024 at 2:54 pm

Dear Europeans Withholding Munitions:

When you take the side of child-kidnappers , you cannot go lower.

You’ve also taken the wrong side.

Bless your collective hearts.

Let’s Go Europe!

Good for Israel.
The Western Left is anti-Semitic and anti-free speech. Hmm, I wonder if there are any parallels in history?

destroycommunism | July 9, 2024 at 4:12 pm

Oh when they said Key Operative(s)

I thought half the msm got wiped out

Keep it going