'Israeli spy' helped kill Mughniyeh
DAMASCUS - A man identifying himself on Syrian state television as a Jordanian-Palestinian said on Saturday he was an Israeli spy recruited to provide information on locations in Syria and had helped the Jewish state in the 2008 murder of Hezbollah operative Imad Mughniyeh.
The 35-year-old man, who gave his name as Iyad Anim Yusef, said he was recruited in 2006 by the Israeli Mossad during a trip to Hebron.
He said he was a philosophy student at the University of Latakia from 1995 to 2005, and was responsible for collecting information on Latakia and Tartous.
He then went to Damascus to try and find the offices of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah. He also claimed to have "provided the Mossad with the licence number of the Pajero car that had been used" in Mughniyeh's murder.
Mughniyeh, a key figure in Hezbollah's military wing, was killed by a car bomb planted in a gray Mitsubishi Pajero.