Report: Israel Attacks Arms Convoy on Syria-Lebanon Border

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Israeli warplanes destroyed an convoy that was delivering advanced Syrian weapons to Lebanon's Hezbollah terrorist militia on Tuesday, according to several regional media outlets.

It was not clear from the reports if the attack took place on Syrian or Lebanese soil, but Lebanese media reported that at around the same time Israeli aircraft buzzed villages in southern Lebanon.

The Kuwaiti newspaper that first broke the story by citing an unnamed Israeli official also reported that Israel is aware of a large Hezbollah stockpile of long-range missiles in southern Lebanon, and could strike the target in the near future.

Israel has carefully avoided being drawn into the ongoing Syrian civil war, in which Hezbollah is playing a very active role. But Jerusalem has repeatedly warned that it will not allow the conflict to be used as cover to provide Hezbollah with even more advanced and deadly weapons with which to threaten the Jewish state.

If Tuesday's attack did take place, it would be the third time in the past year that Israel had destroyed a Syrian arms convoy en route to Hezbollah.

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