Israeli Military Shares Footage Of Failed Hezbollah Drone Operation

File image. On January 14, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) released a video documenting a recent failed attempt by two alleged operatives of Hezbollah to launch a small quadcopter drone near the separation line between Lebanon and Israel. IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee claimed that the two operatives wanted to use the drone to collect intelligence on Israeli-held areas. #خاص توثيق حصري بالفيديو يظهر رصد قوات جيش الدفاع لعناصر #حزب_الله أثناء محاولتهم الفاشلة إطلاق مسيّرة لجمع معلومات استخباراتية تجاه السيادة الإسرائيلية في الفترة الأخيرة. #لا_شيئ_يخفى_علينا — افيخاي ادرعي (@AvichayAdraee) January 14, 2022 The IDF also released a photo of another Hezbollah operative who took part in a drone exercise that was recently held in an unspecified part of Lebanon’s South Governorate. Some footage of the exercise were recovered from a downed Hezbollah drone and made public by the IDF on January 7. كما سمح بنشر صورة سرية إضافية لناشط في #حزب_اللة شارك في التدريب الذي نفذ حول كيفية استخدام المسيّرات. وقد ضبطت هذه الصور في المسيرة التابعة لحزب الله الإرهابي والتي اسقطت في الأشهر الأخيرة بعد عبورها الحدود السيادية لإسرائيل. #لا_شيئ_يخفى_علينا — افيخاي ادرعي (@AvichayAdraee) January 14, 2022 Lt. Col. Avichay

Large Explosion Rocks Hezbollah Heartland In South Lebanon (Videos)

Screen gran from one of the videos showing the explosion. Early on January 13, a fairly large explosion rocked Lebanon’s South Governorate, the heartland of Iran’s top ally Hezbollah. The explosion emanated from a building located between the towns of Houmine El Faouqa and Roumine, some 18 kilometers away from the separation line with Israel. سمع دوي انفجار حوالي الساعة الثانية فجرا بين بلدتي حومين الفوقا ورومين في قضاء النبطية جنوبي البلاد. — Jadidouna news جديدنا نيوز (@JadidounaNews) January 13, 2022 انفجار في بلدة حومين جنوب لبنان — حزام (@Ksa305Mbs) January 13, 2022 Al Jadeed news channel said that a fire from a faulty electricity generator spread to a fuel depot then to a nearby warehouse, where unexploded munitions from the 2006 War were being stored, causing the large explosion. However, LBCI news said that the explosion emitted from at a military site of Hezbollah located on Zahrani River. The outlet noted that an “old munition” may have been the cause of the explosion. The explosion resulted in some material losses. Nevertheless, no casualties were reported by Lebanese authorities or local news sources. سماع دوي انفجار قوي في بلدة حومين الفوقا

Lebanese Upcoming Elections May Hold a Wild-card

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Israeli Army Shares Photos Of Hezbollah Drone Operators Recovered From Downed Drone

A Hezbollah fighter stands at a watch tower at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border. Photo: REUTERS On January 7, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) released photos showing alleged drone operators of Lebanon’s Hezbollah. IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee claimed that the photos were recovered from a Hezbollah drone that was recently shot down after entering Israel’s airspace. The drone was a commercially available DJI Mavic Pro, which has a flight time of 31 minutes only. The spokesman said that the photos recovered from the downed drone show an exercise by Hezbollah’s drone operators in unspecified area. “The number of Hezbollah drones which were shot down by our forces increased [recently] thanks to a new system that entered service with the Galilee Formation,” Lt. Col. Adraee said, without elaborating. Just three days earlier, the IDF shot down an alleged Hezbollah drone, a DJI Phantom 3, that crossed from Lebanon into Israel. We downed a Hezbollah drone that crossed from Lebanon into Israel today. The drone was monitored by our soldiers throughout the incident. The IDF will continue to operate against any attempt by terrorists to violate Israeli sovereignty. — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) January 4,

Employer assaults migrant worker in Lebanon, igniting debate on kafala system

A video showing a Lebanese man assaulting a foreign worker in a town in Lebanon has gone viral on social media, raising concerns of the lack of foreign workers' rights within the country and prompting activists to double down on their opposition to the infamous kafala system. In the video clip, the man – who is the employer – can be seen dragging the woman by her hair onto the road and beating her while she screams. The incident took place in the town of Jouret el-Ballout, a predominantly Christian locality in central Lebanon. هيدا نظام الكفالة! هيدا الاستبعاد…الفيديو من جورة البلوط — Adham Hassanieh أدهم الحسنية (@AdhamMG) January 5, 2022 Following the circulation of the footage, the man was […]

Attack Helicopter Recently Supplied By The US Crashed In Northern Lebanon (Photos)

Illustrative image. Source: On January 5, one of six McDonnell Douglas MD 530F+ light scout attack helicopters which were recently supplied by the US to the Lebanese Air Force (LAF) crash landed in the northern Lebanese area of Hadath El Jebbeh. Mayor of Hadath El-Jebba, George Shedrawi, told Lebanon 24 that the helicopter crew made an emergency landing over a wooded area after hearing a loud cracking sound. While the crew survived the rough landing, the helicopter was completely destroyed. Its main rotor and tail boom were ripped off. An LAF helicopter made an emergency landing in the Hadath al-Jabba area, and the mayor explains: The soldiers who were on board the helicopter heard a strange sound while they were flying, so they landed on the trees, all of them are in good health — leb news (@Lebnews2004) January 5, 2022 The US supplied six MD 530F+ light scout attack helicopters to the LAF last October. The helicopters were supplied under a contract signed in 2018. The MD 530F+ has an operational range of 589 kilometers. The LAF helicopters are equipped with the WESCAM MX-10D EO/IR laser designator and armed with APKWS

Lebanon: minister orders removal of posters 'offensive' to Saudi Arabia 

Lebanon's Minister of Interior and Municipalities has ordered all posters deemed to be offensive to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be removed from streets in the southern suburbs of Beirut. Bassam Mawlawi issued the order earlier today. According to the interior ministry, Mawlawi instructed the General Directorate of the Internal Security Forces to remove the “offensive” pictures of Saudi King Salman and the Kingdom's ambassador in Beirut. He called on Lebanese citizens to “prioritise the national interest and spare Lebanon and Lebanese expatriates the consequences of offending their Arab brothers.” Posters and banners insulting the Saudi monarch and Ambassador Walid Al-Bukhari were put up on Tuesday across predominantly Shia areas of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. They appeared a […]

Ex-Lebanon PM slams Hezbollah over Saudi comments

Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri yesterday criticised Hezbollah for accusing Saudi Arabia of spreading extremism and terrorist ideologies in the region. Earlier on Monday, Hezbollah Secretary-General, Hassan Nasrallah accused Riyadh of exporting Wahhabi extremist ideologies and supporting terrorists who carried out thousands of suicide operations in Iraq and Syria. Nasrallah also slammed the Gulf kingdom for waging a seven-year war against the oppressed people of Yemen, killing children and women and destroying the country. This came after Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz called on Lebanon to stand up to Hezbollah. Responding to Nasrallah's comment, Hariri said Saudi Arabia and all Arab Gulf states had embraced the Lebanese people and provided them with job opportunities. “The one who threatens the […]

Lebanese government distances itself from Hezbollah criticism of Saudi Arabia

Lebanon's Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, has rebuked the Hezbollah movement after its Secretary-General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, accused Saudi Arabia of exporting Daesh's ideology and taking aim at King Salman, who he described as a “terrorist”. Taking to Twitter, Mikati said “For God's sake, have mercy on Lebanon and the Lebanese people and stop [fuelling] political and sectarian hatred” 2/4 إن ما قاله سماحة الامين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصرالله بحق المملكة العربية السعودية هذا المساء لا يمثل موقف الحكومة اللبنانية والشريحة الاوسع من اللبنانيين. وليس من مصلحة لبنان الاساءة الى اي دولة عربية ،خصوصا دول الخليج …#مجلس_الوزراء #نجيب_ميقاتي — رئاسة مجلس الوزراء 🇱🇧 (@grandserail) January 3, 2022 “We have called for adopting the policy of dissociation from Arab disputes […]

Four Syrian refugees die from burning coal for heat in Lebanon

A Syrian mother and her three children died in their sleep after inhaling toxic fumes from burning coal to heat their room in a village in southern Lebanon, a rescue group said on Sunday. Youssef al-Dor, an official with Resala Health Ambulance Association, said the family used coal to warm their room on a cold night in a house in Kharayab, a southern village overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. An unnamed official from Fakih Hospital said the mother, 31, and her children ages 8, 7, and 4 were already dead on arrival. They were declared dead from asphyxiation. Lebanon hosts about one million Syrian refugees, who are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), while the Lebanese government […]

Yemenis Remain Unbowed as Saudis Intensify Bombing in Wake of Renewed International Pressure

YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER — This week, dozens of people were killed and injured near the Yemen-Saudi border when U.S.-made warplanes and French-made howitzer cannons fired unabated on many populated border areas in Sadaa and Hajjah — including the Monabeh, Sahar, alSafra, al-Dhaher and Sheda areas. Samer Manea Ali Hussein, a 15-year-old Yemeni boy, was killed along with others on Monday when a French-made howitzer cannon hit a village in the Monabeh region, one of Yemen’s border areas that are subjected to daily bombardment. Shrapnel from an artillery shell penetrated Samer`s body when he was walking to a school, local witnesses told MintPress. Unrelenting Saudi airstrikes have also deepened the crisis and tragedy afflicting the poorest country in the Middle East since 2015. The rural hospital in the Munabbih border area is poorly equipped and barely functioning as a result of the bombing, but compared to other hospitals in border areas it is the best hospital. The hospital has received more than 245 people, including children, during October, injured by the Saudi bombardment that targeted just two villages known as Al-Sheikh and Al-Raqwa, hospital administration told MintPress. However, dozens were not lucky and died on the bumpy, bomb-scarred road through the Qatabir

Media Paints Israel as “Victim” as Hezbollah Responds to Fresh Israeli Airstrikes

GOLAN HEIGHTS — Sirens blared in the upper Galilee and Golan Heights, as rockets rained down on Israeli-held territory in the disputed Shebaa Farms area this morning. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but a state of fear did seem to emerge in the largest escalation between Israel and Lebanese Hezbollah in 15 years. Lebanese Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the firing of the 19 rockets into northern Israel in response to a series of Israeli air and artillery strikes carried out earlier this week on southern Lebanon. The rocket fire reportedly shocked the Israeli military establishment and sparked further aggression against targets in Lebanon’s south; and, in defiance of all evidence, Western mainstream media quickly took to painting Israel as the victim. This morning’s rocket fire, specifically targeting open areas, was the first of its kind conducted by Hezbollah since the conclusion of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, which ended with the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701. Lebanon’s prime minister-designate, Najib Mikati, confirmed following today’s incident that he stands firmly for the continued implementation of the ceasefire resolution, while the nation’s caretaker prime minister, Hassan Diab, had days ago complained to the UN about Israel having

New Rocket Attack From Lebanon Shakes Israel (Video, Photos)

Support SouthFrontAn Iron Dome antimissile system is installed near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS On May 19, a barrage of rockets was launched from the outskirts of the village of Seddiqine in South Lebanon at northern Israel.The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) revealed that a total of four rockets were launched from Lebanon. Rocket sirens were heard in several parts of northern Israel, including the port city of Haifa. 4 rockets were fired from Southern Lebanon into Israel, reportedly from near Tyre. — Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) May 19, 2021 What are you? That’s not a grad I don’t think? Fixed fins? — Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) May 19, 2021 IDF: 4 rockets launched from Lebanon towards Israel. 2 fell in the sea, 1 intercepted, 1 landed without injuries — Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) May 19, 2021 According to the IDF, one of the four rockets was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, while the rest fell in open areas without causing any losses. عودة الهدوء إلى المنطقة الساحلية في الجنوب بعد استهداف العدو لمنطقة حرجية مفتوحة بين

Futures Fall As Europe Slides, Chinese Media Talks Back Rally

One day after a torrid ramp in Chinese stocks sent US futures surging and the Nasdaq hit a fresh all time high, on Tuesday Emini index futures slipped following the benchmark S&P 500 and Nasdaq’s five-day rally, as European stocks slumped after officials warned the economy will take longer to recover and Germany reported weaker-than-expectedContinue reading “Futures Fall As Europe Slides, Chinese Media Talks Back Rally”

Lebanon health minister celebrated as coronavirus cases rise

The viral video of Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan being celebrated by the public and civil society organisations has sparked controversy on social media. Hassan can be seen being carried by crowds, ignoring social distancing measures, at an event held in the city of Baalbek in his honour and in appreciation of his efforts inContinue reading “Lebanon health minister celebrated as coronavirus cases rise”