A fictitious but accurate account based on actual events and consultation with intelligence authorities, “Ghost of Beirut” is a Showtime series that depicts the tale of Imad Mughniyah, a crafty and vicious terrorist mastermind responsible for Hezbollah’s bloodiest attacks.
“Ghost of Beirut” is a four-part Showtime series that explores the life and actions of Imad Mughniyah, a notorious terrorist leader responsible for numerous deadly attacks. Mughniyah, unlike Osama bin Laden, was seen as a cunning and brutal mastermind who showed no fear or remorse. He orchestrated Hezbollah’s most devastating attacks in Beirut, including the bombings of the U.S. embassy and Marine barracks in 1983. The series depicts a joint operation between the CIA and Mossad that culminated in Mughniyah’s assassination in 2008. The show aims to present a fictionalized but authentic account, drawing on journalistic research, first-hand accounts, and consultation with intelligence officials. Mughniyah’s innovative tactics, such as suicide bombings and high-profile kidnappings, left a lasting impact on global terrorism. The events portrayed in the series prompted introspection within the intelligence community and underscored the need to never underestimate the enemy.