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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah
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Report: Airstrike in Lebanon killed four Hezbollah fighters, targeted missiles

Claim comes after Israeli official tells Time Magazine that Israel was behind Monday strike near Lebanon-Syria border.

The airstrike believed to have been carried out by Israel on Hezbollah targets in Lebanon killed four members of the militant organization and took out "a missile shipment from Syria", the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star reported early Wednesday.



According to the report, the assault targeted took two trucks, one containing missiles and the other missile launchers, which were being transported to Hezbollah missile warehouses in Lebanon.


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The paper quoted a "security source" as saying that the Israel Air Force had fired four missiles at the trucks, which were carrying “qualitative” weapons.


Did Lebanon media show alleged Israeli strike?

Did Lebanon media show alleged Israeli strike?


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Hezbollah has aparently sought to downplay the incident, which its usually vocal television channel making little mention of it, and the organization deciding against making an official comment.


Reported site of attack (Source: Google Maps) (Photo: Google Maps)
Reported site of attack (Source: Google Maps)


Meanwhile, Time Magazine on Tuesday quoted an Israeli official as saying that Israel was responsible for the attack, and that the convoy had apparently included missiles with larger and more dangerous warheads than ones already in Hezbollah's possession



Since the 2006 Second Lebanon War, which saw Israel battle Hezbollah for more than a month, the militant group has built up an arsenal of tens of thousands of missiles, which are directed at population centers in Israel.



פרסום ראשון: 02.26.14, 08:29
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