dinsdag 25 februari 2014
Hezbollah militants killed in Israeli strike
A Lebanese security source confirmed that Israeli warplanes struck targets in the coastal country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed the attack targeted a Hezbollah "missile base."
Earlier, the official Lebanese news agency reported that Israeli fighter jets have carried two attacks on Monday in the vicinity of the Syrian-Lebanese border. The objective of the attack was the destruction of Hezbollah facilities near the border in Lebanon, according to Al Arabiya, whose journalist reported that loud explosions were heard across the Beqaa Valley.
Residents of Nabi Chit, on the Lebanese side of the border, told AFP they saw flare bombs light up the sky ahead of the raids, which shook their houses. Residents in neighbouring areas said they heard planes flying low before the raids. Nabi Chit is a bastion of Hezbollah, which is helping the Syrian regime battle insurgents. The Shiite group has a suspected weapons store and training camp there.
Since the beginning of the three-year-old Syrian civil war, the Israeli Air Force has allegedly targeted weapons convoys, arms depots, and missile installation reportedly en route to Hezbollah in Syria and Lebanon.
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