SHAFAQNA – A Washington Post report revealed that Commander of Hezbollah’s military wing Imad Mughniyeh had been killed in a CIA-Mossad joint terrorist operation.
The Washington Post released an exclusive report on Friday, January 30, which showed Hezbollah’s international operations chief Imad Mughniyeh was killed by CIA and Mossad agents during a joint car bombing operation.
“On February 12, 2008, as Imad Mughniyeh approached a parked SUV in Damascus, a bomb planted in a spare tire on the back of the vehicle exploded, sending a burst of shrapnel across a tight radius. He was killed instantly,” the Post report said.
The report by the daily further added, “The device was triggered remotely from Tel Aviv by agents with Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence service, who were in communication with the operatives on the ground in Damascus.”
“The United States helped build the bomb and tested it repeatedly at a CIA facility in North Carolina…,” said a former US intelligence official.
“We probably blew up 25 bombs to make sure we got it right,” the former official said.
Mughniyeh was killed by car bomb in Damascus on February 12, 2008. Although Israel refused to claim responsibility for the terrorist move, some news reports indicated Mossad was responsible for the killing.
In an interview aired by the German TV network, Israel’s former Envoy to Germany Avi Primor acknowledged Israel’s direct involvement and responsibility in the attack.