Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"...Attack on Al Kibar's "Enigma Building" may have helped the Syria-Israel peace talks..."

David Ignatius, in the WaPo, here
... and more here on Imad Mughniyeh'.."Adding to the speculation are reports that shortly before his death, Mughniyah was attempting to heal a split within Hezbollah between the group's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, and its former leader, Subhi Tufaily. Tufaily's power base is the Bekaa Valley, which has lost influence in Hezbollah to Shiites from southern Lebanon. According to one Arab source, Mughniyah -- traveling under his longtime pseudonym, "Haj Ismail" -- paid a visit shortly before his death to Tufaily's village of Britel, just south of Baalbek..."

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