Hizbullah Establishes Airport in Baalbek, Operates Iranian-Made Dronesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah had recently established a small military airport in the Bekaa city of Baalbek and is operating Iranian-made drones, the Saudi al-Watan daily reported on Thursday.
According to the daily, Hizbullah also created high-security secret tunnels and depots, that were dug under Iranian supervision.
The Iranian drones were identified as Mirsad-1 and Mirsad-2.
A Lebanese observer Georges Shahin said in comments published in the Saudi newspaper that the Islamic Republic of Iran had provided its staunch ally Hizbullah with 14 Iranian-made drones.
“It's not unlikely for Hizbullah to set a new airport,” Shahin said.
In January, senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that Hizbullah has dramatically improved its missile capabilities and can now pinpoint targets anywhere in Israel.
Hajizadeh didn't say how Hizbullah's missile capability had improved, but The Wall Street Journal has reported that the group has been moving parts of advanced guided-missile systems to Lebanon from bases where it had stored them inside Syria.