A high-ranking member of Hizballah operating in Syria was reportedly killed on Sunday by rebel forces, the Free Syrian Army said Tuesday, October 2, The Times of Israel reported. If true, the report illustrates the extent to which the Lebanese Shiite terrorist group has become involved in helping the Syrian regime put down that country’s internal revolt. Ali Hussein Nassif, who led Hizballah forces in Syria and acted as liaison between the Assad regime and the group, was killed along with several other Hizballah operatives by a roadside bomb that exploded as his convoy passed near Homs. Hizballah has been accused for months of aiding the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria’s civil war. Last week, The Washington Post reported the group was increasing its support and had sent a group of military advisers to Syria.