Israel strikes Hezbollah base in southern Lebanon

Israel strikes Hezbollah base in southern Lebanon

Israel bombarded a Hezbollah position on the Lebanon-Syria border on Monday night, a Lebanese security source and a Syrian NGO said.

“Two Israeli raids hit a Hezbollah target on the border of Lebanon and Syria,” the source said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the target was a Hezbollah “missile base”. …

Late Monday, Lebanese media reported two Israeli air raids on targets in the Bekaa Valley, a known Hezbollah stronghold bordering Syria.

A correspondent for the Lebanese state news agency in Baalbek reported intensive Israeli flights “at very low altitude” over the mountains.

Nabi Sheet itself is a bastion of Hezbollah, which is helping the Syrian regime battle insurgents. The Shi’ite group has a suspected weapons store and training camp there. …

Eyewitnesses told Al Arabiya that Israeli planes hit near the towns of Janta, Brital and Nabi Sheet in two separate strikes. …

Janta lies along a known smuggling route for arms between Syria and Lebanon, the Daily Star reported. According to a 2012 report, Hezbollah built a training facility at Janta “which includes a suspected driver training course, a 100-meter firing range and a possible urban terrain assault course.”

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