VIDEO - Lebanon being cut off from the rest of the world: Sources in Lebanon reported that the Israeli Air Force has attacked two military airfields Thursday. One of the airfield hit is located in Riak in the Beka’a Valley, just five kilometers (3 miles) from the Syrian border. The second airfield is located in Kuliyat, in northern Lebanon. In the early morning hours the IDF attacked the international airport in Beirut. Israel has imposed a complete closure on Lebanon. Following a series of attacks deep in the heart of Lebanon, the Air Force attacked Thursday afternoon a Lebanese army base in the Beka’a Valley, in close proximity to the Syrian border. Lebanese police and eyewitnesses said Israel also attacked a Lebanon Air Force base in Riak, also situated near the Lebanon-Syria border. According to reports, the airbase serves US-made helicopters belonging to the Lebanese army. A short while later it was reported that the IAF also attacked a small military airfield in Kuliat. The attacks are undoubtedly aimed at relaying a message to Syria, which still keeps forces in the Beka’a Valley, near the border. AL-Jazeera quoted Lebanese sources as saying that 47 Lebanese citizens have been killed so far in the Israeli attacks. A Qatari TV station aired live footage of the devastation. Israel claimed that the attacks are targeting Hizbullah weapons caches that are intentionally located in population centers. However, a Lebanese official said “Israel and its intelligence are well-aware that this claim has no basis to it. Hizbullah did not store arms in civilian areas.” Earlier on Thursday Israel struck Beirut airport, which is controlled by Hizbullah. Airport employees said a shell was fired at the eastern landing strip. A loud blast was heard at the site a short time later, but the central terminal was not damaged. A senior airport official said the airport has been temporarily shut down. Two planes that were on their way to Beirut were instructed to land in Larnaca, Cyprus instead.