Imad Mughniyeh had quite the resume. He was a senior member of Hezbollah (the second in command) He has been described as the head of its security section, a senior intelligence official and as a founder of the organization, Mugniyah had been implicated in the 1983 bombings of the U.S. Embassy, and U.S. Marine and French peacekeeping barracks, which killed over 350, as well as the 1992 bombings of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires and the kidnapping of dozens of foreigners in Lebanon in the 1980s. Limited information is known about him. He used the alias of Hajj. Mugniyah is included in the European Union’s list of wanted terrorists, the FBI’s top 20 terrorists, he was wanted in a total of 40 countries. Last night he got to add something else to his resume, Road KILL as he was killed in a car bombing in Damascus late Tuesday night, according to Hizbullah’s Al-Manar television .
Mughniyeh was reportedly very close to Hizbullah head Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah. He also served as Hizbullah’s liaison with Iran…… ….Hizbullah has blamed Israel for Mughniyeh’s assassination [we can only hope]. “With all pride we declare a great jihadist leader of the Islamic resistance in Lebanon joining the martyrs… The brother commander hajj Imad Mughinyeh became a martyr at the hands of the Zionist Israelis,” said a statement carried on Al-Manar.
Mughinyeh’s assassination, the first major attack against a leader of Hizbullah since the 1992 helicopter strike that killed the Hizbullah secretary-general Sheikh Abbas Mussawi in southern Lebanon, was a major blow to the guerrilla group. Hamas spoke out against the assassination. “We condemn this crime and we emphasize the Muslim nation must rise up to confront the Zionist devil which is back by the Americans,” said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri.
The explosion occurred at about 10:45 p.m. in the Syrian capital’s upscale Kafar Soussa neighborhood. Security forces quickly sealed off the area and removed the destroyed car, which had its driver’s seat and the rear seat blown away by the force of the blast. Calls for comment from Syria’s Interior Ministry, which is responsible for security forces, went unanswered late Tuesday night. There are no government buildings located in the mostly residential neighborhood. An Iranian school is about a few hundred meters from the blast, but the school was unscathed. Damascus has seen a number of attacks in recent years, blamed on Islamic terrorists. Those includes an attack against the US Embassy in 2006 that left three gunmen and a Syrian guard dead. One bombing also targeted the vehicle of a Palestinian terror official, who escaped assassination in 2004. “Mughniyeh was one of the most dangerous and cruel terrorists,” Former Mossad head and Labor MK Danny Yatom said. “This is a huge achievement for the war against terror.” “Mughniyeh was living on borrowed time,” Likud MK Silvan shalom said. “He is responsible for many deaths and his passing is a contribution to the international community’s war against terror.” There was no official Israeli response to Hizbullah allegations of Israeli involvement in the assassination.
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