JERUSALEM—The firepower of the Israel Air Force (IAF) will be four times greater by year’s end than it was two years ago, according to its commander, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, enabling Israel to bring another round of fighting with Hezbollah to a swift end.
“We can destroy [Hezbollah’s] military capabilities and the infrastructure that supports its activities on a scale that would take decades to rebuild.”
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) – The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon officially topped 1 million on Thursday, highlighting the growing humanitarian catastrophe caused by Syria’s civil war and the huge burden placed on its poorly prepared neighbors.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israeli warplanes struck a target in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria on Monday, security sources said.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Faced with recent setbacks in Iraq and Syria, al Qaeda is slowly but firmly gaining influence in Lebanon, helped by the country’s increasing sectarian violence and the turmoil caused by Syria’s civil war, sources close to the group say.
Israel’s air force on Friday bombed a militant base in Lebanon used by allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and radical Islamists in retaliation for a rare cross-border rocket salvo a day earlier, Israeli and Lebanese officials said.
Aid organizations and governments in the Levant region will make their largest-ever plea for humanitarian assistance in response to the spillover of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing a devastating civil war, regional experts said Tuesday.
Religious minorities in the Middle East are increasingly threatened as the U.S. government stands by idly, current and former government officials and private sector leaders said Monday afternoon at a panel discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C.
JERUSALEM — Middle East experts suggested that a pair of rockets fired at the leader of Hezbollah have pierced his image of invulnerability.
Senior Israeli officials have indicated that the Jewish state is gearing up for a major “war with Lebanon,” according to sources close to the Israeli government.