28 Hezbollah missile launch sites detected in civilian areas, highlighting its ‘human shield’ tactic in LebanonPublished July 14 on Fox News
More evidence is growing from several sources and analysis that Beirut explosions are most likely from one of these 28 missile launch sites already speculated by many.
Hezbollah’s weapons arsenal is increasingly hidden in densely-populated parts of Lebanon
Hezbollah is continuing to bolster its cache of weapons by storing them in more urban, densely-populated locations throughout Lebanon, a new study has revealed.
According to a report released this week by the Israel-based Alma Center, 28 new depots have been determined, with the highest concentration in the capital city of Beirut, the Beqaa Valley, and southern Lebanon.The 28 sites are connected explicitly to the launch, storage, and production of the terrorist group's medium-range Fateh 110 / M 600 missiles. Click To Tweet
However, the report underscores that these particular missiles are part of Hezbollah’s “missile precision project,” and their “improved models” – referred to as “D’ Al-Ficar”–have a 435-mile destruction range, compared to their traditional missiles that could hit a maximum 186 miles.
Most significantly, ALMA claims that the locations – which include command and control launch capabilities, bunkers and missile assembly lines – are disguised in routine civilian areas, nestled in and around hospitals, personal residences, golf clubs, offices, soccer fields, churches, schools, and restaurants.
It’s a tactic deemed the “human shield,” which has long been associated with Hezbollah’s operating procedures.
“Hezbollah plans to launch these weapons toward civilian targets and population concentrations in Israel from within or adjacent to residential buildings. Hezbollah believes that this tactic will grant it immunity against IDF’s attacks,” the reports states, referring to the Israeli Defense Force. “As part of its modus operandi, Hezbollah stores its weapons in civilian structures and in the proximity of densely populated areas throughout Lebanon.”Fox News
Fireworks, Benzene and possible missile attack were also sited
Several on Twitter predicted the possible causes of Beirut Explosion. Firecrackers, Benzene and missile store were predicted as possible reasons.
But the severity and intensity of the explosion makes it hard to believe that it is just some firework factory or benzene caught on fire.
Trump said he had been briefed by “our great generals” and that they “seem to feel” that the explosion was not an accident.
“According to them – they would know better than I would – but they seem to think it was an attack,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “It was a bomb of some kind.”
Others reported that Planes were heard before the explosions raising suspicions of possible attach on hidden weapons.
Massive explosion was a Hezbollah warehouse in Beirut, Says Al-HadethMassive explosion was a Hezbollah warehouse in Beirut for missiles from Iran – Al-Hadeth Click To Tweet
Many reported at least two massive blasts. And the blast and shock wave looked so powerful in the video. It rules out two of the suspected causes listed by many sources, Firecrackers and Benzene.
Lebanon’s internal security chief earlier told reporters the blast was in a port area with highly explosive material, not explosives. Several reports claimed Sodium Nitrate as the reason for the Massive blasts that destroyed Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, damaging buildings and shattering windows and killing at least 10 and wounding 100s
But now there are conflicting reports including a report at Al-Hadeth that claims the massive explosion was a Hezbollah warehouse in Beirut for missiles from Iran.
Damage is massive. Claims of Hezbollah warehouse with Iranian missiles in Beirut gains ground.
The Lebanese Health Minister said there were a “very high number of injuries” from the blast.
According to the latest reports, at least 70 are killed and more than 3,700 wounded in the Beirut blast. Buildings as far away as 10 kilometers from the site of the explosion were damaged. Shards of glass filled the thoroughfares, and street lights were extinguished by its force.
The blast at Beirut’s port formed a mushroom cloud and could be heard in the city’s furthest outskirts. A giant red cloud hung over the capital as the city’s residents — around four million people — began to uncover the scale of the damage to their houses, sought treatment for their wounds and frantically called their loved ones to see if they were safe.
A reporter from France 24 claimed that all the buildings on her block were “completely destroyed”
“I’ve never seen Beirut like this before. Beirut today looks like our hearts,” said activist Maya Ammar. “We have nothing left. Just when we thought it couldn’t get worse, it did.”
Based on all this information it is likely that one of those 28 sites missile launch sites, went down in today’s devastation. How does this ? blast look like? A firework accident? Or a missile accident?
- Existing Missile warehouse exploded 47%, 8 votes8 votes 47%8 votes - 47% of all votes
- 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate 18%, 3 votes3 votes 18%3 votes - 18% of all votes
- Firecrackers in Warehouse 18%, 3 votes3 votes 18%3 votes - 18% of all votes
- Missile Attack 18%, 3 votes3 votes 18%3 votes - 18% of all votes
- Benzene Blast 0%, 0 votes0 votes0 votes - 0% of all votes