The US welcomed on Wednesday the death of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said that "the world is a better place without this man in it," adding that "one way or the other he was brought to justice." He said that the United States had no independent information on the reports that Mughniyeh was killed in a car bombing in Syria Tuesday. The United States blames Mughniyeh for numerous terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of Americans including attacks on the US Embassy and US Marine barracks in Lebanon in the 1980s. He was on an FBI wanted list with a $25 million bounty on his head.