Slain Hizbullah Terrorist Was Top Architect of Lebanon War

[AP] Scheherezade Faramarzi - Imad Mughniyeh, killed Feb. 12 in Damascus, was a key commander for Hizbullah in its 2006 war with Israel. He was among the leading military and security strategists - if not the very top himself. "Hizbullah's top architect of that war was Imad Mughniyeh," said Anis Naccache, 57, a longtime associate. Two months before the 2006 war, Mughniyeh showed Naccache photographs of anti-tank rockets that Hizbullah had recently obtained, the Russian-made Kornet and the RPG-29. Mughniyeh explained to him how the rockets could be used against Israeli Merkava tanks. Naccache said Mughniyeh "had studied the exact millimeters of the thickness of a Merkava and what was the best point from which to hit the Merkava." "I understood how serious he was in his preparation for the war," Naccache said.

2008-02-27 01:00:00

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