Israel Reveals Details of Samir Kuntar's Assassination near Damascus

(Asharq Al-Awsat - UK) A former Israeli army officer confirmed Israel's responsibility for the assassination of "the dean of liberated detainees from Israeli prisons," Samir Kuntar, in Jaramana, near Damascus, in late 2015. Kuntar, who spent nearly 30 years in Israeli prisons and was involved in fighting with the Syrian regime forces and Lebanese Hizbullah party in the ongoing war in Syria, was killed in an air strike targeting him. Before his assassination, six members of Hizbullah and an Iranian military official were killed in an Israeli raid on Kuneitra, southern Syria in early 2015. Among those killed was Jihad Mughniyeh, son of the group's late military leader Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in Damascus in 2008. Syrian opposition officials at the time said that the victims of the raid were members of Kuntar's unit. The details of his assassination had remained a mystery until they were revealed by former Israeli army officer, Lt. Marco Morno, and published on Israel's Mfzak website. The information disclosed by Morno was allowed to be published under military censorship.

2019-05-27 00:00:00

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