Golan Attack “Colossal Failure” for Hizbullah, Analysts Say
(dailyalert.org, Jan. 22, 2015)
The attack in Syria which killed senior Hizbullah figures and an Iranian general represented a major breach to Hizbullah’s security and a tactical misjudgment on its part, analysts said. Wehbe Katicha, a former Lebanese army general, said, “This was a colossal failure… because they [Hizbullah] put this number of senior figures in one spot and at the same observation point and at the same time.” He added, “I think Hizbullah has no interest in launching a response from Lebanese soil because it knows this will lead to a catastrophe in Lebanon.
Dr. Haytham Mouzahem, director of the Beirut Center for Middle East Studies, said that Israel likely believes Hizbullah is training members for an attack on the Golan Heights and this latest operation was a preemptive attempt at thwarting future attacks. (Al Arabiya)