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Hezbollah’s tunnels are part of Iran’s strategy

A picture taken on December 5, 2018 from a position near the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Kila shows members of the Israeli military, excavators, trailers, and other vehicles operating on the other side of the border. (AFP) By Kyle Orton December 10, 2018 Israel announced an operation to “destroy the threat of the terror tunnels” [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Israel shoots at suspected Iran-backed Hezbollah members on Lebanon border

Israeli soldiers cover their ears as an artillery unit fires shells towards southern Lebanon from a position near Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, near the border with Lebanon, July 21, 2006. (AP) December 8, 2018 Israeli soldiers shot Saturday at three suspected Hezbollah "activists" along the Lebanon border, the army said, days after [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Netanyahu asks diplomats for sanctions on Hezbollah

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 30, 2018. (Reuters) December 7, 2018 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took Israel-based diplomats to the border with Lebanon Thursday, showing them the site of a Hezbollah tunnel and calling for sanctions against the Shiite militant group. "I told the ambassadors that they should condemn [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Netanyahu: Hezbollah tunnels part of Iran’s regional web of terror

A picture taken on December 5, 2018 from a position near the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Kila shows members of the Israeli military, excavators, trailers, and other vehicles operating on the other side of the border. (AFP) December 6, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of ultimate responsibility for the [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Israel says it is on edge as Hezbollah tunnels discovered and Iranian weapons flow in

A Hezbollah fighter is seen standing at attention in an orange field near the town of Naqura on the Lebanese-Israeli border on 20 April 2017. (AFP) December 5, 2018 The Israeli News Agency (INA) reported on 3 December that The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) was "on highest alert as operation Northern Shield to [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Israel military to expose Hezbollah attack tunnels from Lebanon

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP) December 4, 2018 The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group that it says stretch from Lebanon into northern [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iranian plane transfers weapons to Hezbollah, returns via Doha

The report claims that Iran has been supplying Hezbollah with advanced munitions by shipping them through civilian airlines. (FlightRadar24) December 4, 2018 The report of an Iranian cargo plane allegedly transporting advanced weaponry to Hezbollah in Beirut has furled speculation that Iran continues to arm the terrorist group, a news report has revealed [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Lebanon, Qatar|

For Israel, a rearmed Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon is top concern

U.N. peacekeepers Leclerc tank passes a billboard showing Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah. (AFP) December 1, 2018 On a moonlit night, some two dozen Israeli soldiers in full battle gear march near a Lebanese border village with a bomb-sniffing dog, searching for explosives and infiltrators. Suddenly the [...]

By |December 1st, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Treasury and State target Hezbollah’s role in Iran’s threat network

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, center, escorted by his bodyguards, waves to a crowd of supporters during a rally in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 17, 2012.  (AP) By Tony Badran, Behnam Ben Taleblu and Tyler Stapleton November 19, 2018 The U.S. Departments of State and Treasury on Monday used counterterrorism authorities to collectively designate five persons and [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Beirut airport refrains from refueling Iranian, Syrian planes

A general view of the Beirut airport (Getty) November 19, 2018 Lebanon has made a commitment to refrain from supplying Iranian and Syrian airlines with fuel at Beirut airport, in line with US sanctions. These companies are on a long list of sanctions received by the country. Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport responded [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Lebanon|