Shit Storm Brewing – Israel Strikes Convoy on Lebanese-Syrian Border
Israel forces carried out a strike overnight on a weapons convoy coming from Syria in the Lebanon-Syria border area, security sources told AFP on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“The Israeli air force blew up a convoy which had just crossed the border from Syria into Lebanon,” one source said, without giving a precise location for the attack.
The source said the convoy was believed to be carrying weapons but did not specify what type.
A second security source, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue, also confirmed to AFP that Israeli warplanes had hit a convoy allegedly carrying weapons to Lebanon but said the incident occurred just inside Syria.
“It was an armed convoy traveling towards Lebanon but it was hit on the Syrian side of the border at around 2330 GMT,” the source said.
An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the report.
The National News Agency later on Wednesday denied that an Israeli strike had taken place.
Earlier the Lebanese military, said twelve Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace in less than 24 hours, flying low in several sorties over villages in southern Lebanon.
A Lebanese security official said there has been increased Israeli activity over Lebanese airspace in the past week.
The flights come amid Israeli concerns about the civil war in neighboring Syria and fears that weapons could reach hostile groups in Syria or Hizbullah in Lebanon.
Earlier this week, Israel moved a battery of its new “Iron Dome” rocket defense system to the northern city of Haifa, which was battered by Hizbullah rocket fire in the 2006 war. The Israeli army called that move “routine.”