'Cyprus bomb-plot suspect 'paid $600' for Hezbollah work'

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February 22, 2013 09:20

 
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Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, one of the suspects in a thwarted terrorist attack against Israelis in Cyprus in July, said on Thursday he was payed "$600 per month since 2010" by Hezbollah, The New York Times reported.

The Times quoted a written testimony read before the court on Wednesday,  where Yaacoub described acting as a courier for the group in Turkey, France and the Netherlands. Providing a rare insight into the operations of the Lebanese militant group, Yaacoub said that if his handler wished to contact him, he would send a message "about the weather," The Times reported.



“I work for my party,” Yaacoub said. “Whenever they asked me to do something, I delivered,” The Times quoted his testimony as stating.

Yaacoub was also given the code name "Wael,"  The Times reported, quoting the bomb-plot suspect as saying that "in general, the party is based on secrecy between members. We don’t know the real names of our fellow members."

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