French newspaper uncovers routes Syria and Iran use to ship missiles
to Hezbollah in Lebanon
Three separate Hezbollah units are responsible for moving rockets
from Syria to Lebanon and deploying them at various sites operated by
the group, the French daily Le Figaro reported Monday.
Over the past year, international media outlets have published
numerous reports on the upgrading of Hezbollah's high-trajectory
missile capabilities and the increasing threat they pose against
Israeli population centers. So far, Kuwaiti newspapers have been
publishing most of these reports, joined now by a French paper
quoting government sources in Paris.
In February, according to reports from Lebanon, some 40 Israeli
fighter jets flew low one night over the Syrian border, and the Arab
press was rife with various accounts of an Israeli move to halt the
smuggling of the missiles.
The abundance of recent reports about Hezbollah is not accidental. It
seems that Western intelligence agencies are pursuing a number of
goals: to warn against Hezbollah's developing capabilities, a veiled
threat against Syria so it will limit its involvement in weapons
smuggling, and the preparation of international groundwork in case
Israel decides to act against the weapons smuggling or the rocket
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