Report: Israel Hit Hezbollah Weapons Convoy in Syria

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Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah wave Hezbollah and Lebanese flags as they listen to him via a screen during a rally marking the 10th anniversary of the end of Hezbollah's 2006 war with Israel, in Bint Jbeil, southern Lebanon August 13, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
Supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah wave Hezbollah and Lebanese flags as they listen to him via a screen during a rally marking the 10th anniversary of the end of Hezbollah’s 2006 war with Israel, in Bint Jbeil, southern Lebanon, Aug. 13. (Reuters/Aziz Taher)

Arab media reported Wednesday morning that IDF forces had overnight Tuesday attacked and destroyed a convoy of trucks headed from Damascus to Beirut, and had bombed a Syrian army position in a Damascus suburb. The IDF said it had no comment on the story, and that it did not comment on foreign media reports. There was no comment from official Syrian sources either.

The purpose of the attack, according to the media reports, was to strike and destroy weapons that were meant for Hezbollah. The reports said that Israel fired four missiles at the Syrian army position where weapons that were to be sent to Hezbollah were stored. Also hit were vehicles that were carrying part of the weapons shipment to Hezbollah forces, traveling along the main Damascus to Beirut highway.

On Monday, Israeli Air Force planes dropped bombs on an abandoned U.N. base on the Syrian side of the Golan border that had been taken over by IS forces. Several IS terrorists were killed, sources in Syria said. The attack came after shots were fired at Israeli troops from the Syrian side of the border fence on Sunday. Several mortar shells were also fired in that incident.

Overnight Tuesday, security officials said they arrested six wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.