Hezbollah says 'takfiri groups' behind commander's death in Syria

Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah says "takfiri groups" are responsible for Mustafa Badreddine’s death.

An undated handout photo released on 13 May 2016 by Hezbollah's media office shows Mustafa Badreddine. Picture: AFP.

BEIRUT - 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.