The ‘Good News’: Lebanese TV station OTV reported Mossad’s “Kidon” unit successfully infiltrated south Beirut’s most highly guarded neighborhood in the middle of Hezbollah controlled Beirut to assassinate Hezbollah’s top General.
The ‘Bad News’: A Kuwaiti newspaper, however, reported that Hassan al-Laqqis was killed by his own organization for being an Israeli agent.
By Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff
In the wake of last Wednesday’s reports about the assassination of Hassan al-Laqqis, the man said to be in charge of Hezbollah’s weapons and technology programs, new reports from Lebanon over the weekend pin the blame on “Kidon,” the Mossad unit allegedly responsible for employing lethal force. Laqqis was shot and killed at close range outside his home in south Beirut midnight Tuesday.
Was Hezbollah’s Hassan al-Laqqis an Israeli agent? – Photo: AP
According to a report by the Lebanese television station OTV claiming to be based on Western intelligence sources, Laqqis had been identified as a target for assassination by the Mossad several years ago, along with other figures in the terrorist organization. Hezbollah’s military chief, Imad Mugniyeh, was killed in 2008 in Damascus when the headrest of his car seat exploded. The OTV report went on to credit the alleged Mossad hit squad for its impressive infiltration of one of the most highly guarded neighborhoods in south Beirut, a Hezbollah stronghold.
With that, another news outlet in Kuwait reported over the weekend that it was actually Hezbollah that killed Laqqis after discovering that he was an Israeli agent.
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Seyassah, Laqqis was identified as working with Israeli intelligence during investigations — conducted one year ago by security and intelligence agencies in the country — into Lebanese citizens suspected of being Israeli collaborators.
The Al-Seyassah report went on to say that Laqqis crossed the lines and was killed by a four-man team dispatched by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
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