No Israeli strike on Lebanese territory: Lebanese military source

No Israeli strike on Lebanese territory: Lebanese military source
# 30 January 2013 17:43 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A military source denied to Xinhua Wednesday that any Israeli air strike had taken place on the Lebanese territory, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Some media outlets have reported earlier in the day that Israel air forces carried out a strike overnight on a weapon convoy from Syria near the Lebanon-Syria border area and hit it when it just crossed the border from Syria into Lebanon.

However, a Lebanese military source denied the report, but admitting that 12 Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace in less than 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a Lebanese army statement said the last violations took place at 2:00 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) Wednesday. It said four fighter jets penetrated Lebanon's airspace near Naquora in southern Lebanon at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) and performed several maneuvers.

It is not the first time the Israeli Air Force crosses over to the Lebanese airspace. Another report from the Lebanese media claims that such an event occurred on Saturday.

Iran's IRGC begins three-day military drill in Persian Gulf: report

Baku-APA. Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) started a three-day military drill in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday to exercise different tactics of naval defense, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The naval wargame is conducted in the northern parts of the Persian Gulf, where IRGC forces are supposed to carry out different defensive operational tactics, said the report, adding that they will also carry out coordination tactics among units and test the capability of the IRGC's naval, missile and marine units.

An IRGC commander was quoted by Fars as saying that the IRGC " has drawn its defensive plans based on the worst case scenario."

Earlier this month, the Iranian navy held a six-day large-scale naval exercises in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.