Mohamad Issa

Mohammad Ahmad Issa
(Abu Issa)
محمد احمد عیسیٰ
Hezbollah Head of Security
Personal details
Born 1972
ArabSalim Lebanon
Died 18 January 2015(2015-01-18) (aged 42–43)
Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Quneitra Governorate, Syria
Nationality Lebanese
Political party Hezbollah
Children 4
Religion Shia Islam

Mohamad Issa (Arabic:محمد احمد عیسیٰ; January 30, 1972– January 18, 2015) was a commander of Hezbollah and the chief of Hezbollah operations in Syria. Born in 1972 at ArabSalim Lebanon, Issa was killed in 2015 during the Syrian War by Israel.


Mohammed Issa also known as Abu Issa was from Arab Salim in the Nabatieh District of southern Lebanon. His father was Syrian and his mother Lebanese.[1] He joined Hezbollah by the age of 15,[2] and rose through the ranks and took a leadership in many battles with Israel, including the 2006 Lebanon War.[1] He was said to be leading Hezbollah's operations in the Golan at the time of his death and was the only one officially identified by Hezbollah as a commander.[2]


In 2015, days after Nasrallah declared that Israel's air strike aggression in Syria meant that the Syrian Arab Republic and its allies had the right to respond, an Israeli helicopter blew up Mohamad Issa and five other Hezbollah commanders including Jihad Mughniyah in Quneitra Governorate. They were driving in a convoy in Quneitra Province alongside Revolutionary Guard Council (IRGC) troops near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, and on 18 January 2015 the convoy was destroyed by the Israeli helicopter.[3]

See also


  1. 1 2 Zaatari, Mohammed (20 January 2015). "Families of Hezbollah fighters bid farewell". The Daily Star. Beirut. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. 1 2 Samaha, Nour (19 January 2015). "Hezbollah mourns fighters killed in attack". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. "Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli attack".
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