The Jerusalem Post reports: Hezbollah appointed Mustafa Mughniyeh military commander following the death of his uncle Mustafa Badreddine last weekend in a shelling at Damascus airport, the London based Asharq al-Awsatreported Tuesday morning.
Mustafa Mughniyeh is the son of Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah’s military commander who was assassinated in Syria in 2008 in an operation attributed in foreign media to the Mossad.
The report, based on Lebanese sources, says the 1983-born recent appointee was named after his uncle when Badreddine was serving jail time in Kuwait for involvement in bomb attacks.
Mughniyeh has long remained under-the-radar and has steered clear of media attention; His photos are nearly impossible to come across. Some believe his identity remained concealed in order to secure his cover in covert Hezbollah operations overseas.