Israeli warplanes strike eastern Lebanon near Syria

BEIRUT Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:53pm EST

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes struck a target in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria on Monday, security sources said.

It was not immediately known what the target was or the exact location of the air strike, which was in a mountainous area near the border.

The Israeli army declined to comment but an Israeli security source confirmed that there had been "unusually intense air force activity in the north", referring to Lebanon.

The eastern Lebanon border area is frequently used by smugglers. Israeli planes have struck in the area several times in the last two years, and security sources say the targets may have been trucks of weapons destined for Lebanon's Hezbollah group from Syria.

(Reporting by Mariam Karouny and Dan Williams; editing by Andrew Roche)

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Comments (3)
sabrefencer wrote:
the Lebanese, should be doing this attacking, to Hezbollah…by allowing them to bring in their missles and weapons of war, they threaten youm as much as the Israelis……Lebanon doesn’t exist todaym because of their entry into your country….the enemy of my enemy is my friend…well Hezbollah, is only the friend to IRAN…they are their puppets and they are in YOUR country…take back your won country and throw out the Iranian puppets….

Feb 24, 2014 5:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PaulBradley wrote:
@sabrefencer

You seem to accept ANY Israeli ‘explanation’ to military aggression, albeit temporary, against another country with NO EVIDENCE whatsoever justifying it?

What’s wrong with asking for proof/evidence to justify this kind of behavior? Why no one does it? Are we automatically expected to agree with anything Israel’s government does or say?

Feb 24, 2014 8:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:
Bomb a sovereign country, Board a ship in international waters and murder passengers. Assassinate scientists in a sovereign country. Steal land and resources from neighbours.

Where does it end? When is Israel going to be accountable to international law?

It seems we have a rogue state on our hands.

Feb 25, 2014 12:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
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