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Syria Behind Mughniyeh Killing?

The Jerusalem Post reports that the widow of arch terrorist Imad Mughniyeh has accused Syria of being behind her husband’s killing.

The fact that the Syrian government is not allowing an extensive investigation of Imad Mughniyeh’s assassination proves that Syria was involved in the killing, the arch-terrorist’s widow said Monday.

“The Syrian traitors are responsible for his death,” she said in an interview in Iran. “Damascus’s refusal to let the Iranians investigate the incident is only one more proof of that.”

Army Radio reported that in the months leading up to the assassination there were rumors of bad blood between Mughniyeh and Hizbullah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah. Mughniyeh, according to the rumors, was trying to usurp Nasrallah and take over as the leader of Hizbullah.

Immediately after the assassination, Syria declared that it was leading an investigation and even went so far as to arrest a number of suspects. Damascus, however, refused to allow the Iranians to participate in the probe.

Further thoughts: This could also explain why Hizbullah’s announcement of Mughniyeh’s death, which blamed Israel for the killing, did not say how Mughniyeh died, nor that he was killed in Syria. While some political scientists conjectured that this reflected Hizbullah’s belief that Syria had no involvement in his killing, perhaps this points to some joint Syrian/Hizbullah involvement.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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