BEIRUT: The hit squad entered and exited the parking lot where Hassan Lakkis was gunned down on the night of Dec. 3, 2013 by jumping over the wall that served as a buffer between his apartment complex and the Camille Chamoun highway, Israel Defense magazine has revealed in a report.
The lengthy report, by Israeli intelligence analyst Ronen Solomon, said that the actual assassination was executed by two gunmen, armed with silencer-equipped 9mm pistols.
The report backed this assertion by citing physical evidence from the scene – notably muddy footprints left by the assassins who had crossed a nearby orchard that night.
It said after the hit squad exited the parking lot they escaped via a waiting getaway vehicle under the cover of darkness. The report also claimed that Lakkis was not only a senior commander in Hezbollah, he was also a life-long personal friend of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah.