Fuad Shukr is a longtime senior advisor on military affairs to Hizballah’s Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah. Shukr is a senior Hizballah operative who is the military commander of Hizballah forces in southern Lebanon. He serves on Hizballah’s highest military body, the Jihad Council.
Shukr’s activities for and on behalf of Hizballah span over 30 years. He was a close associate of now-deceased Hizballah commander Imad Mughniyah. Shukr played a central role in the planning and execution of the October 23, 1983 U.S. Marine Corps Barracks Bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed 241 U.S. service personnel.