The Sunday Times, citing Israeli intelligence officials, reported today that Imad Mughniyeh, the Hezbollah commander, was killed by a powerful bomb planted by Mossad inside his Mitsubishi Pajero’s headrest.
On Tuesday 12 February, Imad Mughniyeh was attending a ceremony at Iranian Cultural Center in Damascus celebrating the 29th anniversary of Iranian revolution. At 10:35 pm he decided to go home, hugging and kissing Sheikoleslam Ahmad Mousavi, his host and Iran’s new ambassador to Damascus. Minutes later as he sat behind the wheel of his SUV, the bomb went off killing him instantly.
On the day Mughniyeh was buried, The Sunday Times reports, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert summond Mossad chief Meir Dagan to his office to complement him on the job and reportedly extended his term as head of Mossad until he end of 2009.