Two cargo planes carrying munitions from the US to Israel due over the weekend
London complained to Washington about two previous flights carrying GBU-28 bunker busters for bombing Hizballah’s tunnel fortresses stopping over at a Scottish airport en route for Israel.
British Foreign Secretary Margaret Becker accused the US of not following procedures.
On July 23, debkafile first revealed the start of a US airlift to Israel in response to Iran’s re-supplies to Hizballah three days earlier. Israel is receiving fresh stocks of bombs, missiles and spare parts for Israel Air Force aircraft and helicopters. Hizballah is getting via Syria long-range Zelzal-2 missiles which can reach Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and Fajr 3, Fajr 5 and Katyusha rockets as well as anti-tank and anti-air missiles. The supplies land at Syria’s Abu Ad Duhur military airfield north of Homs.
Thursday, July 21, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander Brig.-Gen Yahya Rahim Safavi (picture) assumed command of the Lebanon war from Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah. RG forward command posts are operating out of Iranian embassies in Beirut and Damascus. Syria has placed its army, Scud missiles and air force in a state of preparedness.