Top Iranian general: Tehran gave Hezbollah missiles it used against Israel

Iran’s top general said the Islamic Republic set up a missile factory in Syria which transferred supplies to Hezbollah to use in the 2006 war against Israel.

“Iran established the missile industry for Syria in Aleppo in the past years and produced missiles and they were used during the 33-day war against Israel,” Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency quoted General Mohammad Hossein Bagher as saying.

During the 34 days of fighting, Hezbollah launched over 4,000 rockets at Israel, an average of over 100 a day.

Israel believes that Hezbollah currently has as many as 100,000 rockets pointed at Israel, in violation of the UN resolution that ended to 2006 conflict. Hezbollah rockets are said by Israel to be capable of reaching anywhere in the country, and including missiles far more precise and potent than the rockets used and amassed by the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has long accused Iran, which frequently urges the demise of Israel, of funneling weapons to Hezbollah, and has carried out several air strikes across its northern border in recent years to prevent to prevent shipments of weapons from Syria to Hezbollah.

Source: / timesofisrael /

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