Leaked Document: Hizbullah Intelligence Helped Syrians Assassinate Gebran Tueni

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A series of leaked Syrian documents have revealed that Hizbullah was involved in the December 12, 2005 assassination of prominent journalist and MP Gebran Tueni, chairman of the board of directors of An Nahar newspaper, Al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday.

“With the help of members of the intelligence department of Lebanon's Hizbullah, Mission 213, which was assigned to them on December 10, has been successfully accomplished with excellent results,” a document dated December 12, 2005 says.

The document was sent by head of the operations department in the Syrian intelligence, Hasan Abdul Rahman, to then chief of national security department Assef Shawkat, according to Al-Arabiya.

“In concurrence with Assef Shawkat's letter on accomplishing the mission and on the same day the letter was sent to the Syrian presidential palace, a booby-trapped car was awaiting Lebanese lawmaker Gebran Tueni to end his life while on his way to work, in an assassination operation described as mysterious back then,” Al-Arabiya added.

A leaked U.S. Embassy cable dated December 19, 2005 said Syria was likely behind Tueni's assassination in 2005, which was aimed at silencing his caustic remarks against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

The WikiLeaks cable, which was published exclusively in al-Jumhouriya newspaper, added that the assassination was also a message to the Lebanese opposition that “no one can protect them.”

Comments 17
Default-user-icon Lo, USA (Guest) 07 October 2012, 13:07

What rubbish. Even Americans know that the CIA and Mossad were all over Lebanon during that time. THEY did it.

Thumb gebran_sons 07 October 2012, 14:03

The fact that Hizbollah and Assad's regime are two criminal organizations is old news. The fact that Lebanese tolerate being ruled by a government formed by a criminal organization and a criminal regime is a crime against Lebanon and future generations. Sadly M14 did not rise up to the hopes of the Cedar Revolution and time is running out for Lebanese to draft true democratic candidates for the next election, candidates who believe in freedom, accountability, transparent democracy, environmental protection, and human rights.

Thumb primesuspect 07 October 2012, 14:23

Mister Aoun will say the leaked documents are fake. I cannot wait for the culprits to be judged. Everyone involved in killings no matter his religion or political affiliations belongs at the very least in jail. Hassan Nasrallah should go see the judge and put himself in the custody of the state.

Missing peace 07 October 2012, 15:20

no aoun always said the syrians were behind it, remember? he won t go back on his opinions, will he? he says he is the only honest politician in lebanon!

Thumb benzona 07 October 2012, 17:15

roo7 ya 3amme... Nasrallah has thousands of lost souls on his conscience... apparently, this pious person has got a wasta with god to kill without being punished.

Thumb lebanon_first 07 October 2012, 14:26

So what is new? who do you think killed Gebran? the holy ghost?? of course syria and its proxies killed him.
What is important now is to reduce the popular strength of hte hezb. To have a middle way betwenn the thiefs of M14 and the thugs of m8. This middle way should be safe enough for the chiites to vote for him.

Thumb makhaleh 07 October 2012, 16:54

wow we all knew that already but we have the proof now.....HIZBALLAH the resistance lol a bunch of murderers.....how dare they call themselves the party of god when they kill innocent people.....just waiting on the leak of how they were involved of killing RAFIK HARIRI that would be icing on the cake

Default-user-icon Angry real citizen (Guest) 07 October 2012, 17:02

Where is your daughter ( a useless parliament member ) to redeem you , a great Man that Lebanon lost

Thumb shab 07 October 2012, 17:35

Mehdi has forsaken the filthy militia. They have been very unlucky lately. Only downfall from now on. Sorry the heavens are closed for fake jihadists

Default-user-icon Ned (Guest) 07 October 2012, 18:08

yeah, al arabiya is a very reliable source for forgeries, i mean news... Better than going to Saudi news. you should try Israeli newspapers. They are even more "unbiased" and "independent". It's a shame that a lebanese paper will publish this rubbish from a known forger and hack source like al arabiya

Missing samiam 07 October 2012, 18:56

So, what these leaks have been saying is that HA have always been mercenaries, and have never resembled a resistance (except to the laws and rules of Lebanon of course)?

Missing people-power 07 October 2012, 19:32

I hope the murderers and their bosses in Dahiye, Damascus and Tehran will be punished. The STL should be conducting a full investigation on this crime, inlcuding using telecom data.

Let's see how they blame this again on Israel or the CIA.

The Assad regime will have to start shredding all the paper trails because it is only a matter of time until they fall and will be ousted. We know who killed Rafik Hariri, Gebran Tueni, Pierre Genmayel, George Hawi, Samir Kassir, Wissam Eid, and others, but it is good to have more evidence to convince the brainewashed followers of the lunatic orangina and the Hezb-assassinators.

Thumb bigsami 08 October 2012, 16:46

Yeah we all know where your facts/evidence come from lying Farsi schizo! Get a life you conditioned circus freak!

Default-user-icon Twarry Vozolia (Guest) 07 October 2012, 22:15

Oh yeah because such things get taken down in shorthand, typed up by assistants, approved by managers and then stamped and signed by the higher-ups just like the process of some official promotion! March 14, listen to me, this is exactly how it happens. So go have a party!

Missing un520 08 October 2012, 11:43

Hizbollahs reputation is tarnished beyond any repair. Since 2005 they have committed mistake after mistake, really gross miscalculations. More and more proofs are emerging of involvement in kidnappings, assasination of non-violent lebanese, drug smugling operations, interference in neighbouring countries affairs, terror planning in far away places like Thailand etc not to mention their slaughter of neigbouring syrians to help out the dictatorship of the Assad clan.
I think neither the syrian of lebanese people can ever forgive them for what they have done. Eventually their own sect will see the madness of the Hizbollah-leadership and throw them into the sea. But probably not before another diastrous military campaign which will make all Lebanese pay the price as usual.

Missing un520 08 October 2012, 15:10

re mowaten
How about Hizballah-members in coffins crossing the border from Syria, is that proof enough for you?

Default-user-icon Farid (Guest) 08 October 2012, 20:01

As a Syrian, I must tell you the Lebanese have the best comments in the Arab world... After the soon-to-be-free Syrians, of course :)