Iranian Web Site: Captured Troops Revealed Data on IDF Plans

Site run by ex-Revolutionary Guards commander says troops exposed IDF plan for attack on Hezbollah in the fall.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, who were abducted by Hezbollah on July 12, exposed secrets to their kidnappers, an Iranian Web site reported Thursday.

The Web site, run by the former Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, General Mohsen Rezai, says the troops revealed "secret IDF military maneuvers," including Israeli plans for a massive attack on Lebanon in the fall. Rezai has close connections with the Iranian regime.

The Web site claims the abduction caught Israel by surprise and forced an early invasion.

In his most recent interview, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nassrallah made similar claims.

The claims are likely part of a psychological warfare or an attempt to coordinate stands between Iran and Hezbollah, in an effort to explain the fighting in Lebanon to the public.

Additional, groundless claims made by the Web site include reports that Hezbollah shot down an Israel Air force F-16 warplane, five IAF helicopters, and hit 15 Merkava tanks. It also mentions the incident in which a missile launched at an Israel Navy warship killed four soldiers.