Hezbollah reports Nasrallah’s personal security chief was Mossad operative
Hezbollah admits the double agent working for Israel caused “immeasurable” damage to the Shiite terror organization, forcing a significant overhaul, with many high-ranking operatives removed from their posts or reassigned to less sensitive units.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Following reports Tuesday that Hezbollah recently exposed a double agent who was working for Israel, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai reported that the double agent was a high-ranking Hezbollah operative who had been in charge of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s personal security and who was later promoted to the group’s elite and clandestine “910” external security organization.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah – Photo: AP
According to Lebanese reports, the double agent, identified only by the initials M. Sh., was a businessman who was recruited by the Mossad during a trip to western Asia. The agent reportedly relayed information to Israeli intelligence agents about Hezbollah plans to target Israelis or Jews in retribution for the assassination of former military commander Imad Mughnyieh.
Israel has never confirmed having killed Mughniyeh, who died in a car bomb blast in Syria in 2008, but Hezbollah has long accused Israel of being behind the assassination.
According to the Kuwaiti report, once the agent was exposed, the entire organization underwent a significant overhaul, with several high-ranking operatives removed from their posts or reassigned to different, less sensitive units.
The paper asserted that the damage to Hezbollah from the incident was immeasurable.
It was not reported how the double agent was apprehended.
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