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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Report: Israeli warplanes bomb Hezbollah missile shipment on Lebanon-Syria border

Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper reported Wednesday that Israeli warplanes attacked a convoy carrying missiles along Lebanon's border with Syria two days earlier.

Quoting Israeli sources, the newspaper said that the missiles were intended for delivery to Hezbollah, to bolster their cache of advanced weapons. The report did not specify whether the alleged attack was carried out on Lebanese or Syrian territory.

The newspaper sources an Israeli security official, described as an associate of Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, as saying that Israel has information regarding the transfer of advanced and precise long-range missiles from Syria to Hezbollah.

The source is quoted as saying that missiles were being stored in Lebanon's Beka'a Valley and that Israel was weighing the possibility of destroying the remaining cache as well.

Neither Hezbollah nor its media outlets have related to the reports. Lebanese media has reported on a string of air strikes in the area over the last few days, but attributed them to Syrian attacks on armed rebels fighting the regime.

The report could not be confirmed by any other source.

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