Reports: Blast at Suspected Hizbullah Weapons Depot in the South

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An explosion at a suspected Hizbullah munitions depot shook the outskirts of the southern town of Tairharfa at dawn Monday, causing material damage only, media reports said.

According to the reports, the blast went of in an abandoned henhouse belonging to a man from the Haidar family. They said it was used as a storage facility for arms and ammunition.

Following the explosion that went off only 200 meters away from houses and residential buildings, Hizbullah members cordoned off the area to block access to journalists, they said.

The army later blocked the roads leading to the henhouse, as military and Internal Security Forces units arrived to the scene of the blast to investigate, the reports added.

The Army Command issued a statement later on Monday confirming the blast and saying that it has tasked an army committee to work with the concerned judicial authorities to investigate the incident.

Andrea Tenenti, who is a spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, said the mission was investigating the incident and would issue a statement later in the day.

The National News Agency quoted Tairharfa's mayor Hussein Qassem Haidar as saying that the blast was the result of the explosion of a rocket left over from the last war between Israel and Hizbullah in 2006.

He urged the state to clear the areas “contaminated with cluster bombs” so that the Lebanese could invest in their agricultural lands.

A similar explosion went off in the eastern city of Baalbek on October 3.

Hizbullah said at the time that three of its members were killed at the munitions depot in Nabi Sheet where old shells and ammunition as well as ordnance from the Israeli shelling of the area were gathered.

Baalbek is a stronghold of Hizbullah similar to southern Lebanon.

Comments 48
Thumb joesikemrex 17 December 2012, 08:37

Taking bets, 3 freedom fighters killed in the explosion performing jihadist duty

Missing rami 17 December 2012, 10:04

Been a long time since the last war, ammunition is becoming obsolete. Hope they won't start a new conflict just for having to use them.

Missing phillipo 17 December 2012, 10:24

The only way to stop them is not to rely on the Israeli Army, but on the Lebanese.

Missing beirutbastard00 17 December 2012, 16:59

Cause the Israeli army failed to stop em...

Thumb mckinl 17 December 2012, 19:41

"Tairharfa's mayor: The blast was the result of the explosion of a rocket left over from the last war between Israel and Hizbullah in 2006." ~AFP

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 17 December 2012, 08:47

Following the explosion that went off only 200 meters away from houses and residential buildings, Hizbullah members cordoned off the area to block access to journalists, they said.

this shows that
a-they fight from within residential neighborhoods...
b- the thug mentality of replacing the state and cordoning off areas like they are the king of the lands..
c- Iranian money is drying up.. and it is becoming more and more difficult for HA to store their weapons in a safe environment.

Missing phillipo 17 December 2012, 10:21

The whole world and UNIFIL have been saying for years that Hizballah are fighting from residential neighbourhoods. Perhaps now the Lebanese Government will believe it.
If the Lebanese Army allows them freedom of movement, in cordoning off areas within the country, then it is a great stain on the Republic of Lebanon.
Even when they had Iranian money, they used residential areas. Why do you think that in the last war Israeli troops had to enter the villages in the south of Lebanon?

Thumb the_roar 17 December 2012, 17:22

Mowaten , not only that, just look at the photo.. Can you also spot the residential houses & buildings bursting at the seems? Damn if not then we need those one eyed special lenses M14 posters have.

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 17 December 2012, 17:27

read my response to the fat7al FT in point A above... that is how.

Missing realist 17 December 2012, 21:31

same twisted logic when they killed officer 7ana in his hellicopter: "what was the helicopter doing there" barked aoun, as though it was flying in cyprus airspace and not in lebanese airspace.

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 18 December 2012, 12:05

ill type it again since you couldn't handle the truth...and had to report it..:

1- if a war with Israel broke out and the location of this depot found out and was bombed.. the damage would exceed a 200 meter radius. killing innocent people.
2- it is not HA's right to cordon off any area.. and cordoning off should be done by state security only.
3- i never heard of any weapons depot for the Lebanese army blowing up... maybe you are right.. (and i was just stating my opinion) and i should blame it on HA incompetence.
Iranian money did not lose 80% of its value... in fact it just leap leapfrogged the Kuwaiti dinar.
some people are too dense. get an education FT.

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 18 December 2012, 12:06

miskeen.. another floor wiped ... we are running out of floors ya FT..

Thumb geha 17 December 2012, 08:48

terrorists!
and nasrallah was wining yesterday about all the talk about his weapons!

Thumb benzona 17 December 2012, 08:58

I guess nasralla took another one in his ASSad

Thumb bigsami 17 December 2012, 18:49

Yallah ASSistance....go help pull the pin out of a grenade....and sit on it! LOL!

Thumb primesuspect 17 December 2012, 09:14

Perhaps this bunch of pendejos is trying to destroy all [explosive] devices that would link them to Hassan, Hariri and other's assassinations. Lets not forget judgement day will be 2013 for them. There'll be a bounty on Nusrallah's head, captured DOA.

Thumb Phil 17 December 2012, 09:17

Yeah, most probably. Deception is their motto.

Default-user-icon Hendricks (Guest) 17 December 2012, 09:35

Nasrallah has his back against the wall. In the sectarian Sunni-Shi'ite war the Nasrallah-Assad alliance has taken an enormous hiding. When the Syrian rebels are finished with Assad's Alawis, they will take out Hezbollah!

Missing samiam 17 December 2012, 10:23

I for one, want to see more of these blowing up.

Missing phillipo 17 December 2012, 10:25

It is symbolic for them to use a hen-house......they are the chickens.

Thumb Chupachups 17 December 2012, 10:39

loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

Thumb Elemental 17 December 2012, 12:04

Who didn't see this coming?

Missing thatisit 17 December 2012, 12:10

according to hassan UnderGround calendar, it is new year eve...

Thumb shab 17 December 2012, 13:26

Or a dispute between two car dealers

Missing gabby10 17 December 2012, 15:37

Ha ha ha all is normal with the Hezz. Out of control. The day after the Nassy speech too.

Missing phillipo 17 December 2012, 16:01

Mowaten - I see that you can't resist. As soon as someone disagrees with you he is a zionist / Israeli.
Aren't I pleased that the arms of your idol Nasrallah and his cronies in the Hizballah can't reach to where I live in Western Europe.

Missing orangutaoun 17 December 2012, 16:58

Mowrotten your chicken coop is calling you. Hassouna needs his face mask treatment . Yalla gallop

Missing beirutbastard00 17 December 2012, 17:05

Philipo, it has nothing to do with disagreement, most ppl here disagree with mowaten... Ur posts r Israeli propaganda, it's blatant, ur here to make them look good, u twist even the worst stories to make it sound like Israel is innocent. U get paid to do it. It's known Israel has alota ppl on its payroll for this sole purpose.

Missing beirutbastard00 17 December 2012, 17:07

It's time to dis-arm! Plain n simple. No more stupid militias being above the law.

Thumb the_roar 17 December 2012, 17:18

Beirutbastard, the only thing I can possibly agree with your post is the 2nd part of your name. Before you accuse or make false accusations against a decent person in Mowaten I suggest you go & ask your parents, how you earned your title. Keep the brilliant posts coming Mowaten, Your refusal to back down from the truth is most admirable. Take lessons from a quality person like Mowaten who tried to have a civil debate, unlike your name calling & vile hatred.

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 17 December 2012, 17:34

and right there we have the mental capacity of the_meow... ya shatoor.. BB was agreeing with mowaten and informing philipo that his posts are too pro-israeli. now relax.. your brain can't handle overtime.

Thumb the_roar 17 December 2012, 18:01

Stick to fighting your criminal charges arzak. I know exactly what BB is trying to do. Bit like the orange man that yells for Gen Aoun. You can defend them if you like though. Seems you have nothing better to post.

Default-user-icon Beanthere (Guest) 17 December 2012, 18:38

what about the poor chickens ?

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 17 December 2012, 18:43

a few more of these events and all you have to do is cut their re-supply route for their ammo to dry up. No need for the army to do anything except wait them out. This is what you get when you have incompetent people dealing with expolsives. This and gas canisters exploding ;)

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 17 December 2012, 19:12

Hillarious!

Missing realist 17 December 2012, 21:32

The days of hizbustan hegemony over lebanon are numbered. You either make just peace, hand in suspects, end the terrorism and assasinations or face the wrath of millions of sunis in the region. Go listen to sub7i tfayle, allah yehdeek

Default-user-icon Ahmad (Guest) 17 December 2012, 21:57

If anyone is interested on learning about the 2006 war

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=882

Default-user-icon Gary Katz (Guest) 18 December 2012, 03:13

In 2006, the Lebanese army should've joined with Israel to wipe out Hezbollah. Just think how much better Lebanon would be today, with no terrorists having veto power over your government (which effectively gives Iran veto power in Lebanon).

Missing gabby11 18 December 2012, 04:35

Take away their guns and make them pay electricity. Never forget the second part. That is what is bankrupting us.

Missing beirutbastard00 18 December 2012, 04:41

*anti Zionist-propaganda.

Missing beirutbastard00 18 December 2012, 04:43

Also *should NOT b vile...

Mybad, I was caught off guard lol

Thumb the_roar 18 December 2012, 05:05

BB said "Ur a perfect example of the ppl in charge right now."
How did I know your agenda !! If you have something to say about the people in charge, just come out & say it, don't beat around the bush.

Missing beirutbastard00 18 December 2012, 08:22

Umm ok, I'll say it again... Hizballah, Amal, n the SSNP are not fit to run a modern gov.

Hizballah is preoccupied with resistance, n chooses its leaders based on that. Their social policy is to build weapons, mosques, n hospitals.

Amal is a party riddled with za3ran. Their idea of security is showing up in groups to beat up n stab some1 that looked at em funny. 

The SSNP, tho their original ideas make alota sense, are nothing more than a party for the protection of Syrian workers. While Amal is made up of Lebanese za3ran, SSNP branches out to include Syrian ones too!

Missing beirutbastard00 18 December 2012, 08:22

Also I hate the salafis/saudis/Wahhabis n what not, I'm afraid of them! I'm not afraid of Iran, n I respect a country that can develop so highly in technology with sanctions that crippled a country like Iraq in the 90s! I can't understand ppl that wanna get closer to Israel but refue help from Iran. We need to leave Sunni Shia bullshit alone! 

I hate bashar AND the "FSA". Fsa is made up of the same solders that crushed us under their boots! Where was their deep love for freedom then? And the irony of kings forcing calling for democracy in another country by sending weapons n fighters is too much to wrap my head around. I pray the khaliji spring starts soon!

Last but not least... I love lebanon n only want to c us like we were n are supose to b, n I think ur an idiot! 

Missing beirutbastard00 18 December 2012, 08:33

@the_sore... So im sorry to ruffle ur feathers, but philipo is a Zionist n ur an idiot, to say the least. Hopefully that answers ur questions... Now u can go back to stalking mowaten.

Missing beirutbastard00 18 December 2012, 08:31

@the_sore... So I'm sorry to ruffle ur feathers, but philipo is a Zionist n ur an idiot, to say the least. Hopefully that answers ur questions... Now u can go back to stalking mowaten.

Missing phillipo 18 December 2012, 15:23

I'm sorry to disappoint you but, anybody can be a Zionist (look up the word in a dictionary). It doesn't mean that all Zionists are Israelis, and certainly not anti-moslem / anti-arab.
Comment like yours and those of people like Mowaten and FlameThrower, make many of us rethink our ideas about being even-handed in the problems of the Middle East.
If you stopped attacking people on a personal level, and instead stuck to facts, many more of us would understand exactly what your ideas are.

Missing beirutbastard00 18 December 2012, 22:04

Philipo, so ur saying u r Zionist, but not Israeli or antiarab?... Whatever u r ur not Lebanese.

I'm assuming u didn't read anything I wrote. Anyway, u can't b talked to. Ur right Israel is great, they've done nothing wrong, they love us.