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Israeli military says it killed deputy commander of Hezbollah rocket and missiles unit

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Friday it had killed Ali Abed Akhsan Naim, deputy commander of Hezbollah's rocket and missiles unit, in an air strike in the area of Bazouriye in Lebanon.

It said he was one of the Iranian-backed militia's leaders in heavy-warhead rocket fire and said he was responsible for conducting and planning attacks against Israeli civilians.

(Reporting by James Mackenzie; Editing by Gareth Jones)