A transcript of the recording was also carried by Beirut's al-Akhbar newspaper, which is also affiliated with Hezbollah,
under the title: "Man of mystery returns through rare recording."
On the tape, the arch-terrorist is heard giving orders to Hezbollah operatives, as well as sharing some operational philosophy.
"The objective is clear. It is clear, and it is great. This is not a simple objective but it is a realistic one and it can be achieved." Mughniyeh does not name the objective, but notes that it is "known to all."
He then says that the operatives' training must be compatible to their objectives: "That is the root to a greater understanding, the root to the growth and progress we seek, because the warrior we need now is not the same as the one we needed a year ago.
"What we are striving to accomplish today is not the same as it was a year ago. The price we are required to pay today is greater than it was a year ago."
According to Mughniyeh, "All these (needs) converge in spirituality. Spirituality is the foundation of Jihad. The force fighting within us is not the physical power. The force fighting within us is the spirituality and it is linked, absolutely, to Allah."
Al-Manar's airing of the tape followed a report in al-Akhbar recounting Mughniyeh's final moments.