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Lebanon: Argentina issues arrest warrant for 4 Hezbollah operatives in AMIA bombing

The four suspects are linked to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and injured hundreds.
A man holds up an Argentinian flag during a demo at Mayo square, in Buenos Aires on January 19, 2015, against the death of Argentine public prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found shot dead earlier, just days after accusing President Cristina Kirchner of obstructing a probe into a 1994 Jewish center bombing. Nisman, 51, who was just hours away from testifying at a congressional hearing, was found dead overnight in his apartment in the trendy Puerto Madero neighbourhood of the capital. "I can confirm that a

BEIRUT — A federal judge in Argentina sent international arrest warrants to INTERPOL for four Lebanese citizens linked to Hezbollah over their alleged involvement in a 1994 bombing against a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, media reported on Thursday.

In July 1994, a bomb-laden van detonated at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, killing 85 people and injuring more than 300 others in the deadliest attack in Argentina’s history. Two years earlier, 29 people were killed in a bombing at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.

No group has ever claimed responsibility for the attacks. But Argentinian prosecutors and Israel have accused Hezbollah operatives of being behind them upon the orders of Iran, which repeatedly denied any involvement in the attacks.

The four suspects are Hussein Mounir Mouzannar, Ali Hussein Abdallah, Farouk Abdul Hay Omairi and Abdallah Salman (also known as Jose el-Reda).

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