Thursday, February 14, 2008
Iran’s Arch-Terror Master Killed in Syria
Hezbollah to hold mass funeral for slain commander http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2008/02/13/africa/OUKWD-UK-LEBANON-HEZBOLLAH.php
Slain Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh had long history of attacks - International Herald Tribune http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/13/africa/ME-GEN-Lebanon-Mughniyeh-Profile.php
Hezbollah: Top US Target Killed Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/13/AR2008021300494.html?hpid=topnews
Terror suspect's mysterious death mirrored life
BY MOHAMAD BAZZI. February 14, 2008 Imad Mughniyeh lived much of his life in the shadows, changing his appearance through plastic surgery and traveling on forged passports.
The hit / Not merely revenge http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/954049.html
Bomb kills top Hezbollah commanderSwissinfo -Moughniyah is thought to have been commander of Islamic Jihad, a shadowy pro-Iranian group which emerged in Lebanon in the early 1980s...
A LIST OF ATTACKS
Moughniyah was implicated in the 1983 bombings of the U.S. embassy and U.S. Marine and French peacekeeping barracks in Beirut, which killed over 350 people, as well as the kidnapping of Westerners in Lebanon in the 1980s.
Israel accuses Moughniyah of planning the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and of involvement in a 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in the Argentine capital that killed 28.
The United States indicted him for his role in planning and participating in the June 14, 1985, hijacking of a U.S. TWA airliner and the killing of an American passenger.
"The world is a better place without this man in it. He was a cold-blooded killer, a mass-murderer and a terrorist responsible for countless innocent lives lost," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.
"One way or another he was brought to justice," he said.
Iran blamed Israel for his assassination. Syria described it as a "terrorist attack".
Several Palestinian and Lebanese allies of Hezbollah called on the group to avenge Moughniyah's death. Hezbollah has only said its conflict with Israel was "a very long one".
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the group that has a strong political and military force in Lebanon, will address the crowd at the funeral via a video link.
On Wednesday, Moughniyah's coffin, draped in a Hezbollah flag and flanked by four men in military uniform, was laid in a hall where his family and the group's leaders received condolences.
Moughniyah is thought to have been commander of Islamic Jihad, a shadowy pro-Iranian group which emerged in Lebanon in the early 1980s and was believed to be linked to Hezbollah.
Islamic Jihad kidnapped several Western hostages, including Americans, in Beirut in the mid 1980s. The group killed some of its captives and exchanged others for U.S. weapons to Iran in what was later known as the Iran-Contra scandal. Among those killed was the CIA's station chief.
Moughniyah's brother was killed in a car bomb in Beirut in 1994. Reports at the time suggested Imad had been the target. Moughniyah had spent much of the 1990s in Iran.http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/Bomb_kills_top_Hezbollah_commander.html?siteSect=143&sid=8737038&cKey=1202934488000&ty=ti
Death of a terrorist
... guidance to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives inside Gaza and the West Bank." Mugniyeh operated against the US and Israel from Lebanon, ...
Mastermind's death a 'major, major blow' to Hezbollah National Post, Canada A short, chubby Islamic revolutionary, Mugniyeh began his career guarding Yasser Arafat during the Lebanon civil war and then went to work for the Iranians, ...
Hezbollah Militant Accused of Plotting Attacks Killed NPR
The murderous world of Imad Mugniyeh
The death of Hezbollah's miitary commander (2nd from left) brings to a close his long campaign of violence against the West, from Lebanon (US Embassy, Marine barracks) to Argentina (Israelie mbassy, AMIA center). ...
Good Riddance: Imad Mugniyeh - by Max Boot
Great news from Syria. Imad Mughniyeh, one of the world’s worst terrorists, has been killed by a car bomb in Damascus. He is all but forgotten now, but Mughniyeh, a leader of Hezbollah, was the original Osama bin Laden—a terrorist ...
KILLER MUGNIYEH DEAD! Booya! http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/02/killer-mugniyeh.html
Another Deadly Terrorist Sent To Meet Allah
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