Hezbollah says 'takfiri groups' behind commander's death in Syria: Al Manar TV

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Posted: May 14, 2016 2:59 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah said on Saturday "takfiri groups" were responsible for a blast which killed the group's top military commander Mustafa Badreddine.

"Takfiri" is a word used by the group to refer to hard-line, armed, Sunni Islamist groups.

Hezbollah announced Badreddine's death on Friday and a military funeral was held for him on the same day in the group's stronghold in southern Beirut.

(Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Andrew Heavens)