Counter-terror sources name Hussein Assef as Hizballah’s senior recruitment and training officer

Survived an explosion in his car Friday in the Lebanese Beqaa

DEBKAfile Intelligence

December 10, 2005, 12:21 AM (GMT+02:00)

He is responsible for sending Arab fighters, including Palestinians, into Iraq and the Palestinian Authority. His car blew up seconds after he and his bodyguard entered the home of the local Hizballah chief Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek in Baalbek. Earlier Hizballah claims of Israeli involvement were categorically denied by the Israeli military.