World Bulletin / News Desk
Two Hezbollah fighters, who local sources said were killed near a Syrian border town where rebels are fighting President Bashar al-Assad's forces, have been buried in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.
One was a senior military figure in Hezbollah, the Lebanese group which Syrian rebels accuse of supporting Assad's troops battling the 18-month-old uprising.
A statement on Hezbollah's website said "the martyr leader Ali Hussein Nassif (who) died while performing his jihad duties" was buried on Monday in Baalbek, the main town in the northern Bekaa Valley.
Hezbollah's Manar television showed a funeral in Baalbek on Tuesday of Zine al-Abideen Mustafa, who it also said died carrying out unspecified jihad obligations.
Hezbollah gave no details about their deaths but sources in Baalbek said they and another Hezbollah man were killed near a Syrian border town where rebels are fighting Assad's forces.
They said the three died when a rocket hit the room where they were staying.
Syrian rebels in the area where the Hezbollah fighters are believed to have been killed have not claimed responsibility for any attack on the movement in recent days.
But the website of Hezbollah's political foes, known as March 14, said Nassif and a number of other Hezbollah fighters died on Sunday when rebels ambushed their convoy near al-Qusair.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Ekim 2012, 12:00