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Monday, August 07, 2006

Kidnapper interviewed by IDF

Yesterday, the IDF announced that it had captured one of the kidnappers of IDF soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. Tonight, the IDF has released details and a videotape of an interview it conducted with the kidnapper.
"My role was to stop the tank backup that was supposed to arrive to chase after the kidnappers," Hussin Ali Suleiman, 22, commander of the ant-tank unit of Hizbullah told the camera.


In the interrogation, Suleiman volunteered information which shed light on a range of topics linked to Hizbullah and Syria and Iran's link to activities in the area. He described his role in the kidnapping, but did not provide new information on the fate of the kidnapped soldiers.

During the interrogation Suleiman said he was not involved in the full kidnapping plot and did not know all of its details, but was aware of the general intentions. His role was to shoot anti-tank missiles on IDF tanks mobilized into the area following the kidnapping.

He said in followed his instructions and fired a Fagot-type anti-tank missile.
An IDF source said that a 'few dozen' Hezbullah members were involved in Goldwasser and Regev's kidnapping.


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