Report: Syrian Embassy in Cairo Aided Hizbullah Prisoner's Escape

(Jerusalem Post) The Syrian embassy in Cairo aided Hizbullah terrorist Mohammed Yousef Mansour, known as Sami Chehab, in leaving Egypt by issuing him a false passport, a Syrian source told the Kuwaiti daily Al-Seyasseh Wednesday. Chehab, exploiting the chaos that had erupted in Egypt, escaped the prison where he was serving a 15-year sentence for planning terrorist activities on Egyptian soil. Chehab used the new passport to travel to Khartoum, from where he flew to Syria, and crossed over into Lebanon. Chehab appeared in a Beirut rally Wednesday, waving Hizbullah flags and raising his hands in a V-victory sign.

2011-02-18 00:00:00

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