Israel says Hezbollah shut missile plants
Date: 2018-12-19 15:13
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday (December 19) that the Lebanese terrorist militia Hezbollah has "at most, a few dozen" precision-guided missiles, having shut down Beirut-area plants for converting such weapons after Israel exposed them.
Israel sees a strategic threat in Hezbollah, against which it fought a war in 2006, having weapons capable of accurately striking its key infrastructure, and has attacked suspected arms transfers to the Iran-backed group through neighbouringSyria.
Turning to diplomatic pressure, Netanyahu in a Sept 7 speech to the United Nations cited three locations near Beirut airport where he said Hezbollah was locally turning "inaccurate projectiles" into precision-guided missiles.