Hariri tribunal readies case for trial

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A case against Hezbollah suspects tied to the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is in the trial phase, a tribunal said Monday.

Signs are Hezbollah, Iran 'step up foreign plots'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 31 (UPI) -- There appears to be a surge of covert terror activity by Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Lebanese movement.

Is Iran widening its shadow war with West?

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 (UPI) -- Cases in Kenya and Nigeria suggests Iran is using Africa as a new front is it's clandestine war against the United States and Israel.

Syria: Israel blasts Hezbollah's missile chain

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 6 (UPI) -- Israeli airstrikes against Syria appear to be concentrating on hitting the flow of Iranian and Syrian arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon, rather than Assad's regime.

Trail delayed in 2005 Hariri killing

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A tribunal judge said he delayed the trail against Hezbollah suspects implicated in the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Lebanese report: Mossad killed Mughniyeh

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Israel's Mossad was responsible for killing Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh, an investigative report published by the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar said.

Terror charge adds to Hezbollah's problems

Bulgaria's allegation that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bus bombing last summer has intensified international pressure on the Iran-backed group.

Hariri plot: New indictments mean trouble

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 31 (UPI) -- The Special Tribunal on Lebanon says it plans to issue five new indictments in the 2005 murder of Rafik Hariri, a move likely to escalate sectarian rivalries.
Hariri suspects challenge tribunal

Hariri suspects challenge tribunal

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, May 10 (UPI) -- The defense team for suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says the special tribunal lacks jurisdiction to try the case.

Hezbollah leader denies role in explosions

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The leader of Hezbollah denied his group had any role in this week's bomb attacks in India, Georgia, and Thailand, apparently targeted at Israeli diplomats.

Bangkok bombers suspected to be Iranian

BANGKOK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Police in Bangkok said the suspects involved in three explosions in central Bangkok were planning to attack "foreign nationals."

Car bombs seen as Hezbollah's revenge

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli intelligence saw car bomb attacks Monday against Israelis in India and Georgia as revenge strikes by Hezbollah for the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh.

Israel fears Hezbollah targets top general

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Israeli military has tightened security around former chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi amid fears that Hezbollah plans revenge attacks to mark the upcoming fourth anniversary of the assassination if its iconic military chief.

Report: Hezbollah targeting embassies

JERUSALEM, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli intelligence experts say Hezbollah is targeting Israeli embassies and diplomats abroad in retaliation for the slaying of one of its top leaders.

Analysis: Hezbollah's armory up for debate

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Hezbollah's recent flexing of its muscles in Lebanon may well lead to an unintended effect -- the long-overdue disarming of the militant group.
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Imad Mughniyeh
File photo of Imad Mughniyeh, the elusive Hezbollah operative, who was killed in Damascus on Tuesday February 12 by a bomb. Mughniyeh had been on the run from for the past three decades and has been accused of masterminding some of the most spectacular terrorist attacks on American and Israeli interests, most notably the 1983 attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon; the TWA hijacking in 1985 and the attack on the Israeli embassy in Argentina to name a few. His funeral is on Thursday February 14 in Beirut. (UPI Photo/Al Manar TV)

Imad Fayez Mughniyah (December 7, 1962 - February 12, 2008), also transliterated Mughniyya, Mughniyeh, Mogniyah, (Arabic: عماد فايز مغنية‎), alias Hajj Radwan (الحاج رضوان), was a senior member of Lebanon's Hezbollah terrorist organisation. He was alternatively described as the head of its security section, a senior intelligence official and as a founder of the organisation. Mugniyah has been associated with the Beirut barracks bombing and US embassy bombings, both of which took place in 1983 and killed over 350, as well as the kidnapping of dozens of foreigners in Lebanon in the 1980s. He was indicted in Argentina for his alleged role in the 1992 Israeli embassy attack in Buenos Aires. The highest-profile attacks for which it is claimed he is responsible took place in the early 1980s, shortly after the founding of Hezbollah. He is thought to have killed more US citizens than any other militant before the 2001 US attacks, and the bombings and kidnappings he is alleged to have organized are credited with all but eliminating the US military presence in Lebanon in the 1980s.

Information about him is limited. He is reported by the US FBI to have used the alias of Hajj, and to have been called Abu Dokhan, Arabic for "smoke-bearer" or "father of smoke"—according to US fiction writer Richard Couch because of his skill at disappearing when being pursued. Mughniyah was included in the European Union's list of wanted terrorists . and had a US$5 million bounty on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list.

Imad Mughniyah was killed on February 12, 2008 by a car bomb, planted inside the driver's headrest, around 11:00 pm local time in the Kfar Suseh neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. As Mughniyah passed the car on foot, the bomb was detonated. Mughniyeh’s body parts were later found scattered across the street.

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