Israeli Air Force Reportedly Strikes Hezbollah Strongholds on Lebanon-Syria Border

Israeli Air Force Reportedly Strikes Hezbollah Strongholds on Lebanon-Syria Border

Several Lebanese media outlets are reporting at least two Israeli Air Force strikes on Hezbollah arms depots in which several Hezbollah terrorists were killed. The attacks appear to have occurred near the towns of Janta and Nabi Sheet both of which sit just inside the Lebanese side of the Lebanon-Syria border.  

Lebanon’s Al Arabiya newspaper is reporting that an undisclosed number of Israeli air force jets hit a weapons shipment either headed to or from a Hezbollah stronghold on the border. A separate report on state television said the IAF jets hit a truck convoy  attempting to deliver ballistic missiles from Syria to Lebanon for use by the Iranian proxy terrorist group Hezbollah.

Other reports were that the jets hit a Hezbollah “missile base.”

An eyewitness resident of Nabi Sheet appeared on Lebanon’s Al-Jadeed TV denying there was any airstrike on his town. “We heard warplanes and some explosions, but they could have dropped on the Syrian border.” he said.

The border town of Nabi Sheet is well known as a Hezbollah strong hold actively working to assist Syrian guerrillas fighting the Assad regime.

Hezbollah’s TV station, Al-Manar denied any attacks against it, claiming the only activity it was aware of “enemy planes over the area north of Bekaa” valley northeast of Nabi Sheet.

As it nearly always does in such circumstances, the Israeli military declined any comment. However, an officer in the IDF’s Northern Command was quoted in the Times of Israel as saying “We have known for some time that there are efforts to move serious weaponry from Syria to Lebanon.” 

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