Adam Goldman,courtesy of the Washington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 2015 where the title reads “CIA, Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in 2008 car bombing”
On February 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet night time street in Damascus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Not far away, a team of CIA spotters in the Syrian capital was tracking his movements. As Mughniyah approached a parked vehicle, a bomb planted in a spare tyre on the back exploded, sending a burst of shrapnel across a tight radius. He was killed instantly.
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 way it was set up, the US could object and call it off, but it could not execute,” said…
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