|Sign on the Beirut to Damascus highway, some kilometres |
north of the border: a 2007 snap [Image Source]
"had no further information about what might have been hit or where precisely the attack happened" owing to the "sensitivity of the issue".Reuters says this is happening at a time of "growing concern in the Jewish state over the fate of Syrian chemical and conventional weapons".
It also says the Lebanese army reported a heavy presence of Israeli jets over its territory throughout Tuesday/Wednesday night. Israeli sources, according to Reuters, said Tuesday that Syria’s advanced conventional weapons would represent as much of a threat to Israel as its chemical arms should they fall into the hands of Syrian rebel forces or Hezbollah guerrillas based in Lebanon.
The IDF's response: “We do not comment on reports of this kind.”
The Jerusalem Post has a similar report, quoting a western diplomat (as Reuters did) and three regional security sources. It says Lebanon reported three overflights by Israel in its airspace during the night. The Western diplomat , asked about the strike, said "something has happened", without elaborating.