Israeli planes fly very low in parts of Lebanon, threatening residents on Christmas Eve
Beirut-Israeli jets flew low in parts of Lebanon early Friday morning, frightening residents on Christmas Eve, some of whom reported seeing missiles over Beirut.
The Syrian Ministry of Defense issued a statement saying that Israel “has launched an aggression from the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to the Masyaf area.”
There is no information on what the target is or whether there are casualties.
Israeli aircraft frequently violated Lebanese airspace and attacked Syrian territory from Lebanese territory. But the flight on Christmas Eve was much larger than usual, which scared the residents of Beirut. They have experienced multiple crises in the past year, including the catastrophic explosion in the city’s port on August 4, which caused more than 200 People died and parts of the capital were destroyed. The explosion was caused by the explosion of ammonium nitrate stocks stored in the facility.
The Israeli side did not immediately release information on Friday’s flight and the alleged attack on Syria.
In the past few years, Israel has admitted to conducting dozens of airstrikes in Syria, most of which were aimed at suspicious Iranian weapons believed to be sent to Hezbollah. In recent months, Israeli officials have expressed concern that Hezbollah is trying to build production facilities to produce precision-guided missiles.
Masyaf is an important military zone under the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, which includes a military academy and a scientific research center. Israel has attacked targets there several times in the past.