Lebanese anti-occupation activist Anis Al-Naqqash passes away of Coronavirus

Damascus (QNN)- Anis al-Naqqash, a political Lebanese activist in the field of resistance against the occupation state, died in Damascus on Monday at the age of 70.

The Syrian state media (SANA) reported that “the Lebanese militant and political thinker, Anis Al-Naqqash, died in a Damascus hospital,” two days after he was admitted to intensive care as a result of his deteriorating health.

Al-Naqqash’s body will be transferred from the Syrian capital to Beirut on Tuesday for the funeral, according to Lebanese media.

Born on 1951, Al-Naqqash joined the ranks of Fatah movement in 1968. He was tasked with several missions in Lebanon, occupied territories, and Europe. He played a vital role in the coordination between the Palestinian revolution and the revolution in Iran.

Al-Naqqash was among the first operatives who formed the Lebanese resistance against Israeli occupation in 1978. He witnessed the Lebanese civil war and documented its behind-the-scenes events.

He was also a comrade of Imad Mughniyeh, a senior Hezbollah member who was assassinated in Syria in 2008, and the CIA claimed credit for his unlawful murder.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera in 2000, Al-Naqqash said that he contributed “to writing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Project.”

He is well known for being a pro-resistance political analyst who opposes Western-backed Arab regimes. In the last years, he had run Beirut-based Al-Aman Network for Studies and Researches.

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