Israeli IDF: Two Warplanes Hit Syrian Weapons Facility – Hover Over Beirut for Hours

Jennifer Griffin is confirming that Israeli planes crossed into Syria last night (it’s 2:47 a.m. there at this minute) and hit a weapon’s facilities, although not containing chemical weapons…only traditional weapons storage. At the same time Griffin said there were reports that Israeli warplanes hovered over Beirut, Lebanon. Griffin indicated that the ‘hovering’ was more war games simulating, well…strikes I guess, than involved in the hit on Syria’s weapons. According to Ynet, the two planes ‘hovered’ for a couple of hours over the Capital. I’ll have more on the Israeli hit(s) when available. See Updates below.

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“Earlier in the day Lebanese news site El-Nashra reported IAF aircraft were hovering in the country’s aerial space near the southern towns of Bint Jbeil and Marjayoun and were apparently carrying out simulated attacks. A military source quoted by the site said, “These are simulated attacks the likes of which we have not seen.” No Israeli officials confirmed the reports.”

Citing military officials, Lebanese news site the Daily Star reported that “eight Israeli warplanes violated Lebanon’s airspace in a span of 14 hours.” According to the site, “althoughIsrael sends reconnaissance jets and warplanes over Lebanon on almost a regular basis, the air traffic in the last 24 hours has been unusually high.”

Lebanon issued a strong warning to Israel earlier in the week – a warning comparable to ‘strong letter to follow.’

UPDATE 4/4/2013 @ 11:30 am: 

“An Israeli airstrike against Syria was targeting a shipment of advanced missiles believed to be bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Israeli officials confirmed Saturday.”

“It was the second Israeli strike this year against Syria and the latest salvo in its long-running effort to disrupt Hezbollah’s quest to build an arsenal capable of defending against Israel’s air force and spreading destruction inside the Jewish state.” Source: Breitbart

  • Confirmed. The true masters of Syrian airspace are the IDF. Lebanese airspace too.

    Boys will be Boys — Ronald Reagan

  • sabasarge

    You may want to think of using an updated map.
    There is no longer any “Israel-occupied Lebanon”.
    Hasn’t been for, oh….13 years.

  • sabasarge, thanks so much. I didn’t notice that. I know to be very careful about any map showing Israel (for obvious reasons). I was focused on showing the borders of three countries and simply didn’t see it. Again, thanks.

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