Israel reportedly targets Hezbollah weapons convoy along Lebanon-Syria border

The Hezbollah flag flies in Syria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Unconfirmed reports indicate that Israel has targeted Hezbollah terrorists and a weapons convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border. 

Israel’s Channel 2, citing Arab media reports and Syrian opposition websites, said that “the Israeli air force carried out a number of strikes against Hezbollah positions close to the Syria-Lebanon border.” According to the reports, Israel’s airstrike was carried out as a Hezbollah convoy departed from the border area, apparently into Lebanon.

During the course of the Syrian civil war, Israel has occasionally targeted weapons transfers between the Syrian government and Hezbollah, which has been involved in fighting in Syria on the Bashar al-Assad regime’s behalf.

While Israel has largely avoided acknowledging its involvement in Syria, last month Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that Israel has taken action in Syria to prevent Hezbollah from attaining “game-changing” weaponry. 

Posted on May 10, 2016 .