Hezbollah stores weapons at Beirut Airport – British newspaper

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – A British newspaper revealed on Sunday that the Lebanese Hezbollah is storing large quantities of Iranian weapons and missiles at Beirut Airport in Lebanon.

The Telegraph cited workers of the airport as saying that the Lebanese Hezbollah is storing huge quantities of Iranian weapons, missiles, and explosives in Beirut main airport.

The workers – whistleblowers as The Telegraph named them – claimed that they had observed “unusually big boxes” arriving and the increased presence of high level Hezbollah commanders.

“The cache allegedly includes Iranian-made Falaq unguided artillery rockets, Fateh-110 short-range missiles, road-mobile ballistic missiles and M-600 missiles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles,” the newspaper read.

There are also weapons like “the AT-14 Kornet, laser-guided anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), huge quantities of Burkan short-range ballistic missile and explosive RDX, a toxic white powder also known as cyclonite or hexagon.”

The workers further expressed their fears that the Rafic Hariri International Airport, just four miles from the city center, may become a major military target.

The Lebanese air transport association said the claims were “deceptions and lies aimed at exposing Beirut airport and its workers”, and announced a press tour of the airport on Monday, The Telegraph reported.  

Ali Hamieh, Lebanon’s Minister of Transport, denied the matter describing it as “ridiculous”.

By Jwan Shekaki