Report: Iran Boosting Shipments of Advanced Weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon
Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to its Lebanon-based Shi’a terror proxy Hezbollah, Fox News reported on Friday.
This weaponry includes — according to the report, which cited American and Western intelligence officials — GPS systems to turn unguided rockets into precision missiles.
The report detailed a journey earlier this week from Tehran to Beirut — via Damascus — of a Fars Air Qeshm Boeing 747 cargo plane.
Fox News reported that the plane was carrying weapons components to secret Hezbollah sites near Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport.
These sites were mentioned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his UN General Assembly address last month. Netanyahu accused Hezbollah of using the people of Beirut as human shields and warned, “Israel…knows what you’re doing. Israel knows where you’re doing it. And Israel will not let you get away with it.”
In recent years, the Israeli military has conducted hundreds of strikes in Syria to thwart the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, which — along with Iran and Russia — is fighting in the ongoing civil war there on behalf of the Assad regime.
Hezbollah last fought a war against Israel in 2006. During that 33-day-long conflict, sparked by a Hezbollah ambush of an IDF border patrol and kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, the terror group peppered northern Israel with thousands of rockets.