Report: IAF Airstrikes on Syrian-Lebanese Border

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) attacked two targets Tuesday afternoon in Lebanon, in the region near the border with Syria, Lebanese media reports. 

According to reports, there are casualties in both attacks, which were carried out in the mountainous ranges of Brital and Arsal.

Hezbollah's official Al-Manar network has denied any airstrikes on its military targets, according to the Lebanese Daily Star.

There have been conflicting reports from Lebanese security sources, with some denying the strike while others confirmed it and noted that it is not yet known whether there are any casualties. 

There is a possibility that the reported Arsal airstrike may have been confused with overflow from fighting on the outskirts of the same region, as the Daily Star reports that on Tuesday fierce fighting was taking place between Nusra Front – the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda – and Hezbollah.

Nusra Front claimed it had killed several Hezbollah terrorists and seized their weapons from two military posts near the villages of Nahleh and Arsal.

This is not the first airstrike the IAF has reportedly carried out on military targets over the Lebanese border recently, with rocket transfers from Iran to its Shi'ite terror proxy in Lebanon Hezbollah reportedly being hit in a series of strikes last month.

Among those reported strikes were hits on Hezbollah bound rocket launchers in the Qalamoun mountainous region as reported by Al Jazeera; the Qalamoun region has been a key weapons smuggling point between Syria and Lebanon.

Just two days before that report a weapons convoy near Damascus bringing advanced rockets to Hezbollah was struck by the IAF according to Arabic media.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196176

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