‘Hezbollah missiles can now hit anywhere in Israel’

Revolutionary Guards commander warns the Shi’ite organization’s new might will come to light should war break out

A Hezbollah poster on Israel's northern border (photo credit: Hamad Almakt/Flash 90)
A Hezbollah poster on Israel's northern border (photo credit: Hamad Almakt/Flash 90)

TEHRAN, Iran — A senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards on Saturday the Lebanese militant Shi’ite movement Hezbollah has dramatically improved its missile capabilities and can now pinpoint targets anywhere in Israel.

Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh says Israelis will see Hezbollah’s new might should a war break out. He says slain Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis played a key role in boosting the group’s military strength, although he did not elaborate. The comments were posted on the Guard’s website,, Saturday.

Al-Laqis was assassinated last month in southern Beirut, a blow to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah. Top Revolutionary Guard commanders attended a service earlier this week in Tehran in commemoration of the slain commander.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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