Hezbollah using Beirut Airport to store Iranian weapons cache, whistleblowers claim to Telegraph

Planes at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, on March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Planes at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, on March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Lebanese whistleblowers have come forward with allegations that Hezbollah is using Lebanon’s international airport in Beirut to store large quantities of Iranian weapons, The Telegraph reports.

According to the report, the Iran-backed terror group is using the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport to store a variety of weapons, including ballistic missiles, unguided artillery rockets and laser-guided anti-tank guided missiles.

A highly explosive and toxic white powder known as RDX is also being stored at the airport, the whistleblowers say.

Speaking to The Telegraph, an airport worker says that the weapons arrive at the airport on flights from Iran in “mysterious large boxes.”

“When they started to come through the airport, my friends and I were scared because we knew that there was something strange going on,” he says, adding that the situation is “extremely serious.”

According to the whistleblowers, the shipments from Iran increased dramatically since the start of the war in Gaza, leading to fears that the airport could become a military target if war erupted between Israel and Hezbollah.

“If they keep bringing in these goods I’m not allowed to check, I really believe I’ll die from the explosion or I’ll die from Israel bombing ‘the goods,'” one of the whistleblowers says. “It’s not just us, it’s the ordinary people, the people coming in and out, going on holiday. If the airport is bombed, Lebanon is finished.”

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