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    Israeli airstrike hits targets on Syria-Lebanon border

    Israeli airstrike hits targets on Syria-Lebanon border

    There are reports that the Israeli airforce conducted an overnight airstrike on targets along the Syria-Lebanon border. Although the Israel Defense Forces have declined to confirm, sources say that the targets may have been trucks carrying anti-aircraft missiles being transported to Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. Lebanese sources have reported a series of Israeli aircraft sorties in their country’s airspace over the past days.

    From the Times of Israel:

    The reports come amid rising concern in Israel and the West regarding the sizable chemical weapons stockpile in the hands of an increasingly embattled Syrian regime.

    Lebanese officials said a dozen Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace on Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday, flying close to the ground in several sorties over southern Lebanon.

    The Israeli military and the Prime Minister’s Office had no comment.

    A Lebanese army statement said the last of the sorties was at 2 a.m. Wednesday. It said four warplanes, which flew in over the southernmost coastal town of Naqoura, flew for several hours over villages in south Lebanon before leaving Lebanese airspace.

    On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the growing threat of chemical and other weapons getting into the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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    radiofreeca | January 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    If chemical weapons are involved, better that they’re destroyed in a less-well-populated than used on a city.


     
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    jdkchem | January 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    When it comes to hezbollah I’m firmly in the “kill them all let got sort them out” camp.


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