- Title: Hundreds attend funeral for Hezbollah fighter killed at Syria-Lebanon border
- Date: 24th July 2017
- Summary: TOUL, LEBANON (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) LEBANESE AND HEZBOLLAH FLAGS DURING FUNERAL OF HEZBOLLAH FIGHTER MOHAMMED CHOUAIB RELIGIOUS FIGURES, HEZBOLLAH MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS PRAYING AROUND OF COFFIN OF CHOUAIB WOMEN GATHERING AROUND CHOUAIB'S PHOTO DURING HIS FUNERAL WOMEN GATHERED CHILD POSING NEXT TO PHOTOGRAPH OF CHOUAIB WITH TOY WEAPON
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- Keywords: Funeral of Hezbollah fighter Mohammed Chouaib mourners in Toul crowds carrying coffin Hezbollah fighter funeral Lebanon
- Location: TOUL, LEBANON
- City: TOUL, LEBANON
- Country: Lebanon
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R2VQYV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of Hezbollah members and supporters, along with religious figures, attended on Monday (July 24) the funeral of Hezbollah fighter Mohammed Chouaib in the village of Toul in southern Lebanon, after he was killed in battle with Nusra Front jihadists at the Syria-Lebanon border.
Chouaib's friend, Ahmad Sabra, was also killed a few days earlier in the same battle.
The offensive has so far killed 19 Hezbollah combatants and more than 130 Sunni militants, according to a security source.
Hezbollah said earlier on Monday the battle with Nusra Front jihadists was almost over and urged remaining insurgents in the area to give up, pressing its campaign to take their last foothold at the frontier.
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