A senior Hezbollah figure was reportedly killed in a car bombing arranged by the United States and Israel in 2008. Imad Mughniyah, international operations chief for Hezbollah, was killed by a bomb planted in a spare tire on the back of an SUV on a quiet street in Damascus. The bomb was triggered remotely by agents with Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service. “The way it was set up, the U.S. could object and call it off, but it could not execute,” a former U.S. intelligence official told The Washington Post. The U.S. also helped build the bomb and tested it around 25 times at a CIA facility to make sure the blast area was contained and would not cause collateral damage.