Some very good news came out of Syria. Imad Mughniyeh, who set up the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut was killed when a car he was in suddenly blew up.
Imad Mughniyeh, the suspected mastermind of dramatic attacks on the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Marine barracks that killed hundreds of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s, has died in a car bomb in Syria, Iranian state media and a Syrian rights group said Wednesday.
The Islamic militant group Hezbollah and its Iranian backers blamed Israel for the killing. Israel denied involvement.
Hezbollah did not say how or where Mughniyeh was killed. But Iranian state television and the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria said he died in a car bombing in the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday night.
Hezbollah’s announcement of the death came a few hours after a late night explosion in Damascus destroyed a vehicle. Witnesses in the Syrian capital said at the time that a passerby was killed as security forces sealed off the area and removed the body. But authorities there would not give details.
This is a message to all terrorists in the world: We may not get you right away. But, we will never forget. We will find you.