Hezbollah says its precision missiles doubled in a year, can hit all of Israel
Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group has doubled the number of its precision missiles over the past year, the organization’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview published Sunday.
In a wide-ranging interview with the pro-Hezbollah Al Mayadeen news website, Nasrallah also claimed his Iran-backed Shiite group has the ability to accurately hit any part of Israel.
“The number of precision missiles at the resistance’s disposal has now doubled what it was a year ago,” he said. “Any target across the area of occupied Palestine that we want to hit accurately, we are able to hit accurately.”
Tensions in the region are high following the recent assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in a raid attributed to Israel, and amid fears of further attacks at the tail end of US President Donald Trump’s White House term.
Israel’s Channel 13 reported last month that Nasrallah was sheltering in place amid fears that he may be next on a US-Israeli hit list. The report said Nasrallah was staying put and canceling any “movements” following Fakhrizadeh’s assassination.
The terror leader has been thought to be a target of Israel for years, and some officials have mocked him for staying in a “bunker” and only making very rare public appearances. Such a hit by Israel would likely seriously inflame the region.
In his Sunday interview, Nasrallah said his group still intends to avenge the July death of its fighter, Ali Kamel Mohsen Jawad, in a series of airstrikes in Syria that were attributed to Israel, as well as for the US assassination in January of Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, a pro-Iran militia leader in Iraq.
He alleged that Israel operating drones in Lebanese skies reflects “confusion,” adding that Hezbollah has adequate weapons against the drone and that the group has fired at them on several occasions.
Tensions have recently also been rising between Israel and Iran, with an IDF spokesman telling a Saudi newspaper over the weekend that Israeli submarines are quietly operating “everywhere” and an unnamed Iranian official subsequently telling Al Jazeera that “Tehran’s response to any attack on national security will be strong and wide.”
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