Syrian media: Israeli jets struck Hezbollah base
Reports in Syria surfaced on Tuesday evening indicating that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducted strikes on a base belonging to the Iran terror proxy Hezbollah.
The base that was targeted was located in the mountainous Qalamoun border region between Lebanon and Syria, according to the reports cited by Walla.
Qalamoun has long been a key point for transferring weapons, both for rebels fighting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah fighting to prop up Assad.
Arab media has frequently reported on Israeli airstrikes taking out advanced weapons transfers headed through the region to Hezbollah in Lebanon, which would pose a direct threat on Israel’s north.
Just two weeks ago Arab media reported Israel struck near Damascus International Airport, in a bombing apparently targeting a weapons transfer.
Earlier in the month it was reported that the IAF struck an advanced missile transfer including long-range Scud missiles as they made their way through Qalamoun en route to Hezbollah. If true, the report would mark the second time Israel blocked a Scud missile shipment to Hezbollah, after having reportedly done so last April as a shipment was leaving Damascus.
The Scud report in early November came just days after another one claiming Israel had struck Hezbollah and Syrian army sites in Qalamoun.
Concerns over missile shipments to Hezbollah are well-founded, as shown by an updated Israeli assessment released earlier this month which revealed Hezbollah has no fewer than 150,000 missiles pointing at Israel.