Iranian military official: Hezbollah capable of pinpoint missile strikes throughout Israel

Senior Revolutionary Guard commander says Lebanese group "can attack any target in any part of the occupied territories.”

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January 11, 2014 13:02
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Hezbollah members carry mock rockets next to a poster of the group's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

Hezbollah members carry mock rockets.. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)

 
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A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander said Saturday that Hezbollah in Lebanon has upgraded its capabilities in recent years and is now able to carry out pinpoint missile strikes on targets throughout Israel.

Speaking in an interview with Iran's Fars News Agency, Commander of the IRGC's Aerospace Force, Brig-Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, "Based on our information, Hezbollah’s power has so much increased in recent years that they can attack any target in any part of the occupied territories with a high precision capability and with a very low margin of error.”

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Hajizadeh added that Hezbollah "has always shown that its actions in the battlefield are unexpected and it showed this capability well during the 33-day war (against Israel in summer 2006) and it can make similar moves on any scene today.”

The IRGC's website quoted Hajizadeh as saying that Hassan al-Laqqis, the Hezbollah military commander assassinated in Beirut last month, played a major role in increasing the organizations strike capabilities.

Israel has flatly denied Hezbollah claims that it was behind the assassination of Laqqis.

Laqqis, who is believed to have commanded Hezbollah troops fighting in Syria’s civil war, was shot in the head from close range outside his home in the Hadath district of the Lebanese capital on December 4.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasarallah vowed to exact revenge on Israel for the killing of Laqqis.



Ariel Ben Solomon contributed to this report.

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