Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah has managed to stretch its reach around the world, but justice seems to be able to go just as far. The former leader of the Hezbollah Saudi military branch, suspected of playing part in the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 Americans and wounded hundreds, has been caught by the Saudis according to The Washington Post.
The capture of Ahmad Ibrahim al-Mughassil could unveil more about Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, as he is thought to know a lot about those groups, according to The Washington Post. That’s in addition to his role in the 1996 attack of the Khobar Towers US military housing complex. The report noted that Iran was accused of backing the terrorists behind the bombing by former US Attorney General John Ashcroft.
A US indictment of Mughassil said the Hezbollah operative was a significant part of the terror attack. The Washington Post cited Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat as reporting that he was caught in Lebanon.
While US spokesman John Kirby didn’t have details regarding the arrest last week, he did re-emphasize that the US is still seeking justice for the bombing nearly two decades later in comments released by the State Department.
Said Kirby, “The United States continues to stand with the victims and families harmed by this attack, and we’re going to continue working with Saudi Arabia and the international community to bring to justice all the perpetrators of it.”
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, August 30, 2015)