Syrian rebels abduct 5 top Hizballah officers, including Nasrallah’s nephew…
Corresponsales militares y fuentes de inteligencia revelaron que el día de ayer, comandos aún no identificados, aparentemente guiados por servicios de inteligencia, se apoderaron de un vehículo en Siria y capturaron a cinco oficiales de alto rango del grupo libanés Hezbollah, de confesión chiita; mientras un sexto escapaba.
La sede de Hezbollah en Beirut, Líbano, sospecha que el vehículo que transportaba a sus altos funcionarios fue localizado desde el aire. Nuestras fuentes informan que el grupo cayó en una emboscada a 15 kilómetros al oeste de Damasco, después de salir de la base militar Al-Hame ubicada a 4 kilómetros de la capital siria. Es allí donde Hezbollah mantiene su parque de misiles Scud D, de largo alcance, así como sus Fajr, Zelzal y Fateh. Se contabilizan allí unos 110 cohetes instalados, apuntando al Estado de Israel.
Los amos de Hezbollah en Teherán quedaron consternados al ver que la directiva completa de su base misilística había caído en manos hostiles, en medio de las tribulaciones de la crisis internacional de su principal aliado, el presidente sirio, Bashar al Assad… y prácticamente bajo propias sus narices.
Syrian rebels abduct 5 top Hizballah officers, including Nasrallah’s nephew. Exclusive Report June 1, 2012, 6:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Lebanese Shiite Hizballah, after a 25-year record of kidnap and murder against Israelis, Americans and other Westerners, was dismayed to find the shoe on the other foot this week when Syrian rebels, including members of the Syrian Free Army, announced they were holding two separate groups of its members.
The first group of eleven was captured May 22 in a bus heading home through Aleppo from a pilgrimage to Iran. The second episode sent shock waves rolling as far as Tehran and the Al Qods Brigades command. Correspondent military and intelligence sources reveal that still unidentified commandos, guided apparently by precise intelligence, this week commandeered a Hizballah vehicle driving through Syria and captured five top-ranking Hizballah officers. A sixth escaped. Upon reaching Beirut, he reported the officers were being held hostage by the SFA.
Despite the veil of secrecy clamped down on the episode, correspondent exclusively names the kidnapped officers as Ali Safa, a senior officer of Hizballah’s intelligence service and nephew of Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah. (His father Wafiq Safa, head of the organization’s internal security agency, is married to Nasrallah’s sister.)
The abducted party also included Hussein Hamid, Dep. Commander of Hizballah forces in South Lebanon; Ali Zerayb, member of the Hizballah Jihad Council – the equivalent of its general command; Hassan Arzouni, chief of intelligence in the Bint Jbeil district bordering on Israel; and Aras Shoeib, head of training in the Beqaa Valley of E. Lebanon.
Our sources report the group was ambushed 15 kilometers west of Damascus after they left the Syrian military base of Al-Hame 4 kilometers from the Syrian capital. It is there that Hizballah maintains its heavy Scud D long-range missiles, as well as its Fajr, Zelzal and Fateh 110 rockets.
It is suspected at Hizballah headquarters in Beirut that the vehicle carrying the officers was tracked from the air and directions were beamed down to the abductors who waited in ambush.
Hizballah’s masters in Tehran were dismayed to find the core leadership of their Lebanese surrogate had fallen into hostile hands amid the international crisis befalling their foremost ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad – and practically under his nose.