BREAKING: North Lebanon border town under Syrian shelling! Israeli Forces Cross into Lebanon! Lebanese Army on Full Alert
Eleven Israeli paratroopers crossed the barbed wires in the border village of Wazani on Wednesday and advanced 10 to 15 meters north of the wire, almost approaching the Lebanese army.
The Lebanese army and the UNIFIL were in full alert.
Gunfire from the Syrian side of the border hit North Lebanon after clashes erupted between regime forces and rebel gunmen.
According to a report by Voice of Lebanon (93.3) radio station on Wednesday, gunfire between Syrian rebels and regime forces hit Lebanese Armed Forces outposts, as well as Lebanese Customs offices in the towns of Bani Sakhr and Al-Bouqaia.
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Blasts Kill 38 Near Damascus, 2nd Warplane Downed Near Turkish Border
Simultaneous car bombings in a mostly Christian and Druze town near Damascus killed at least 38 people on Wednesday, as rebels downed a military aircraft for the second successive day.
BREAKING: NATO Turkish Delivery of TANKS to Terrorists in Syria at Bab el Hawa Crossing 25/11/2012
Caught on Tape, tank delivery to terrorists in Syria at the Turkish side of Bab el Hawa crossingbetween Turkey and Syria. Clear evidence of NATO weapon delivery to terrorists inside Syria.
This is a declaration of war!
Eight Israeli military aircraft violate Lebanese airspace
Sunni Leaders Gaining Clout in Mideast
For years, the United States and its Middle East allies were challenged by the rising might of the so-called Shiite crescent, a political and ideological alliance backed by Iran that linked regional actors deeply hostile to Israel and the West.
But uprising, wars and economics have altered the landscape of the region, paving the way for a new axis to emerge, one led by a Sunni Muslim alliance of Egypt, Qatar and Turkey. That triumvirate played a leading role in helping end the eight-day conflict between Israel and Gaza, in large part by embracing Hamas and luring it further away from the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah fold, offering diplomatic clout and promises of hefty aid.
Hezbollah’s current array of rockets surpasses in size and sophistication its arsenal of 2006, when the longest range system in its possession was the Zelzal-2, an Iranian 610mm unguided rocket carrying a 600-kilogram warhead with a reach of some 210 kilometers. The Zelzal-2 was not fired in the 2006 war; the largest rocket launched during that conflict was the Syrian-manufactured B302.
Hezbollah reportedly has been trained on the Scud short-range ballistic missile, although there are mixed reports on whether any have been transferred into Lebanon. Other than the Scud, Hezbollah is believed to have acquired the M600, a guided missile manufactured by Syria and based on Iran’s Fateh A-110. The M600 is thought to have a 500-kilogram warhead, a range of 240 kilometers and an ability to strike within 100 to 500 meters of its target.
Unusually for the secretive Syrian military, televised exercises were held in December 2011 and July 2012 to show off Syria’s missile capabilities, including anti-ship, anti-aircraft and surface-to-surface systems. The purpose appears to have been to warn the international community of the risks of a foreign military intervention on behalf of the Syrian opposition.
Of particular interest in the Hezbollah-Israel context was the first public unveiling of the M600, identified by the Syrians as the “Tishreen.” Also shown was the “Maysalun,” the Syrian-engineered version of the Iranian Zelzal-2.