Israeli military intelligence has assessed that Hizbullah’s intelligence chief could have been killed in a massive air strike on the movement’s headquarters in Lebanon.
Israeli sources said Imad Mughniyeh was believed to have been seriously injured or killed in a July 19 strike on Hizbullah headquarters in Beirut. The sources said Mughniyeh was in Hizbullah’s command and control bunker during an Israeli air bombing that damaged the facility.
“There are things we know and things we don’t know,” an Israeli source said. “We know their top people are out of commission.”
The sources said about 12 senior members of Hizbullah attended a meeting at its command headquarters in Beirut’s Dahya neighborhood on July 19. They said Israeli F-15I fighters dropped 23 tons of munition that damaged but did not destroy the underground bunker, concealed under a mosque and constructed by Iran.