Hizballah's Guided Missiles

[Newsweek] Dan Ephron - Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah bragged about a remote-control aircraft that could carry an explosive device to strike a target anywhere inside Israel. During the Lebanon war he launched three Iranian-built Ababil unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), capable of carrying an 88-pound warhead up to 150 miles, toward Israeli targets. The Israelis say Hizballah received at least 12 UAVs from Iran before the war - meaning that Nasrallah may still have a small arsenal of them hidden away. "If the Iranians supplied UAVs to Hizballah, there's no reason they couldn't supply similar capability to elements of the insurgency in Iraq," says Roger Cressey, a former counterterrorism official on the National Security Council.

2006-09-04 01:00:00

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