27 Feb '13, 5am

Details emerge on Hezbollah member arrested in Cyprus

Last week, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, a 24-year-old Lebanese-Swedish dual citizen who was arrested on July 7, 2012, admitted in court to being a member of Hezbolla h. While Yaacoub, who had the code-name Wael, denied that he had intended to conduct an attack on Israeli tourists in Cyprus, he confessed to "staking out locations Israelis would frequent and acting as a courier for [Hezbollah] inside the European Union." In addition, Yaacoub admitted to "recording flight arrivals and bus routes of Israeli tourists and checking out a hospital parking lot," as well as partaking in "previous missions with Hezbollah" in the Netherlands, France, and Turkey. On Feb. 26, the Washington Post reported that it had obtained "legal documents summarizing [Yaacoub's] statements to police during weeks of questioning last summer" that provide a fuller picture of his activities in Cyprus prior to h...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013...

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