Front Lines

Top Hamas Leader Killed

Nizar Rayyan, a senior leader of the militant group Hamas, was killed along with several members of his family when Israeli forces bombed his apartment building as the sixth day of air strikes continued in the Gaza Strip. The building was one of about 20 Hamas targets attacked by Israeli naval and air forces today; the death toll now stands at approximately 410 with more than 1,600 wounded. Rayyan served as liaison between Hamas’ political and military wings, and was the first known casualty of a senior Hamas leader during this action. His death was confirmed in a statement issued by Hamas this afternoon.