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August 8, 2006

Dots Connected: Captured Terrorist Who Took Part In Kidnapping Of Israili Soldier - 'Trained In Iran'

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

The dots from the kidnapping of the two Israeli soldiers by Hezballan, from the training all the way to the attack itself, have now been connected.

As covered by the cable media and reported in the New York Post, the captured Hezbollah terrorist trained in Iran - twice, where he received "religious brainwashing," training in the use of anti-tank and other weapons, explosives and first aid.

Under questioning by Israeli authorities, Hussein Ali Suleiman, 22, revealed he was sent to Iran twice for weapons and explosives instruction, most recently at the end of 2003.

"We went from Beirut to Syria," said Suleiman, whose capture by Israeli forces inside Lebanon was announced by Israel on Sunday.

"We went in Land Rovers, which are recognized as Hezbollah vehicles. We crossed the border to Syria at a military passage."

The Hezbollah terrorist said there were 40 to 50 people in his group and after they crossed from Lebanon into Syria, they were transferred to a bus.

"We were led to a special part of Damascus airport" for a flight to Iran, Suleiman said.

"And your passports were stamped?" his interrogator asked sarcastically.

"We had no passports," replied the militant, who had light bruises on his face and lips.

Suleiman, who spoke in Arabic, said he was trained in Iran in the use of anti-tank and other weapons, explosives and first aid. His second round of training was in anti-tank weapons, which are being used extensively against Israeli forces.

He said his role in the July 12 kidnapping on the Israeli side of the border was to prevent Israeli tanks from chasing the abductors into Lebanon. Several soldiers were killed in the attack as Hezbollah guerrillas made off with reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.

In the tape of his interrogation released by the Israeli army, Suleiman said he joined the terrorist group at age 16 and took part in a religious "brainwashing" seminar.

So much for Iran and Syria's denial of no complicity in Hezballah's attack on Israel.

Now we know where the UN should send the bill for the repair of Lebanon's infrastructure and compensation for civilian deaths and displacement from their homes.

Hat tip - Israpundit

Posted by Richard at August 8, 2006 9:35 AM



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