Report: Hizbullah successfully tests new missile in Iran

Iranian "Fatah 110" has a range of 200 km, capable of reaching Ashdod, Jerusalem; Lebanese terror group reportedly has list of priority targets.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 19, 2010 13:29
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shahin missile 2 311. (photo credit: AP)

Special Hizbullah units in Iran have successfully launched and tested a new Iranian missile "Fatah 110," according to a report over the weekend by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, Channel 2 news reported.

According to the report, the Iranian missile, which was displayed with great pride in Teheran less than a month ago, has a maximum range of 200 kilometers. This means it is capable of reaching Jerusalem and Ashdod if it was to be launched from the Israel-Lebanon border. The Kuwait newspaper said the test launches took place in Iran since such an event could not take place in Lebanon. 

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"The test was successful and part of the units which participated returned to their bases in Lebanon," unidentified officials told Al-Rai. Hizbullah has formulated a "bank of targets" in Israel such as "power stations and sensitive institutions" across the country, the sources added.

According to figures publicized in August in an Iranian broadcast in English, the missile is 9 meters in length and weighs 3,500 kilograms. It is powered by solid fuel propellant and is the third version of the missile, which has existed for several years within the Iranian military.

Last week, senior Hizbullah officials broadened their "bank of targets" to include top Israeli security officials. The pictures of prominent officials were placed on playing cards, in terms of rank, similar to how the US prioritized its targets at the beginning of the Iraq war. Head of the Mossad Meir Dagan was placed on an "ace" card since Hizbullah views Dagan primarily responsible for the assassination of terrorist Imad Mugniyeh. On Sunday, the terror group announced that after Dagan leaves his post, he will be in the organization's target sights, Channel 10 news reported.

Number two in the Hizbullah "assassination list" is Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, who was also in an active post during the Mugniyeh assassination. In third place is head of military intelligence (AMAN) Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin and fourth, former prime minister during the assassination of Mugniyeh, Ehud Olmert. Former chief of staff, Maj.-Gen (res.) Dan Halutz was ranked fifth.


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