At the behest of Hassan Nasrallah himself. “The Syrian intelligence head was reportedly eager to help.”
“‘Syrian embassy aided Hezbollah prisoner’s escape,’” from the Jerusalem Post, February 17:
The Syrian embassy in Cairo aided Egyptian Hezbollah president Mohammed Yousef Mansour, known as Sami Chehab, in leaving Egypt by issuing him a false passport, a Syrian source told Kuwaiti Arabic-language daily Al-Seyasseh Wednesday.
Chehab, exploiting the chaos that had erupted in Egypt during demonstrations that called for president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, had escaped the prison where he was serving a 15-year sentence for planning terrorist activities on Egyptian soil. Following his escape, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah sent an adviser to Syria’s intelligence head in order to request that Syria provide Chehab with a false Syrian passport and documents, the source told Al-Seyasseh. The Syrian intelligence head was reportedly eager to help.
The Syrian embassy then issued Chehab a new passport – replacing one that “was lost” – which he used to travel from Egypt to Khartoum where members of the Sudanese Hezbollah cell helped usher him to the international airport. From there, Chehab flew to Syria, and crossed over into Lebanon.
Chehab appeared in a Beirut rally Wednesday, waving Hezbollah flags and raising his hands in a V-victory sign….