Thursday, July 18, 2019

Iranian engineer heading Hezbollah precision missile project identified - i24NEWS , Israel Hayom Staff


by i24NEWS , Israel Hayom Staff

The Revolutionary Guard Corps engineer overseeing Hezbollah's precision missile project in Lebanon is Majed Naveed, according to an i24NEWS exclusive. Naveed is reportedly in frequent contact with a counterpart in Yemen, which has become the “testing ground” for Hezbollah and Iranian missiles fired by Houthi rebels at Saudi Arabia.


Iranian engineer heading Hezbollah precision missile project identified
A Hezbollah rally in southern Lebanon | Archives: AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps engineer commanding Hezbollah’s precision missile project in Lebanon has been identified exclusively by i24NEWS as Majed Naveed.

Naveed, 54, is in charge of three sites in Beirut, and two others in southern Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley where engineers are working to convert Hezbollah surface-to-surface missiles into precision-guided missiles, i24NEWS defense correspondent Matthias Inbar revealed Tuesday.

The IRGC Air Force engineer is also frequently in contact with a counterpart in Yemen, which has become the “testing ground” for Hezbollah and Iranian missiles fired by Houthi rebels at Saudi Arabia.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exposed Hezbollah's precision-missile project in September 2018 when he revealed the locations of what he said were missile factories and caches in the heart of the Lebanese capital.

Israel estimates that Iran-backed Hezbollah possesses some 100,000 to 150,000 rockets, and has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of airstrikes targeting weapons stores and convoys destined for the Lebanese terror group in Syria, where it fights alongside Israel's archfoe and Shiite powerhouse Iran in support of the Damascus regime.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has often boasted of the group’s rocket arsenal, and on Friday threatened that key Israeli sites along the Mediterranean coast, including the metropolis of Tel Aviv, are "within range of our rockets."

Netanyahu hit back at the threat, warning of a “crushing military blow” if Hezbollah “dares make the mistake of attacking Israel.”

This article was originally published by i24NEWS.


i24NEWS , Israel Hayom Staff

Source: https://www.israelhayom.com/2019/07/17/iranian-engineer-commanding-hezbollah-precision-missile-project-identified/

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