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Washington Post: Hezbollah's missiles and drones destroy Israel's defenses

According to an online report from Isna, the American media in an article described the weapons capabilities of Lebanon's Hezbollah and warned that in the event of a war between Hezbollah and this regime, Hezbollah has a large and diverse stockpile of drones and missiles that can attack air defense systems. The occupying regime is tight.

According to the Washington Post, Hezbollah has been preparing and increasing its readiness for such a situation since 2006, when the Israel forces attacked Lebanon for the last time. This movement has received weapons from its supporters and has started to produce weapons and ammunition independently in recent years. Hezbollah has an air defense capability that most of the resistance groups do not have.

In its arsenals, Hezbollah has guided rockets, anti-tank missiles, ballistic and anti-ship missiles, as well as drones equipped with explosives that can target the positions of the Israel regime deep in the occupied territories.

According to Western analysts, Hezbollah has between 130,000 and 150,000 rockets, which is four times the amount of ammunition that was said to be in the warehouses of the Palestinian Resistance Movement (Hamas). This group also has more than 100,000 troops, which is twice the number of Hamas military forces.

Israel's fear of Hezbollah's guided weapons

According to this American media, Hezbollah can disrupt the air defense systems of the Israel regime with its cheap ammunition in large-scale attacks; But what the Israels are most afraid of is the guided munitions of this movement.

This is despite the fact that accurate information about Hezbollah's weapons power is not available, and Western analysts are forced to estimate its power. However, Hezbollah has announced that from October 8 until today, when it attacked Israel positions in support of the people of Gaza, it has used only a part of the types of ammunition in its warehouses.

After the Israel attack on the Gaza Strip, Hezbollah started its attacks with short-range missiles and rockets, and first targeted tanks and other technical equipment near the border, then barracks and military bases of the occupying regime. Hezbollah has announced that it will not stop its attacks until a permanent ceasefire is established in Gaza.

Citing the words of Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah, the Washington Post reported that this movement uses Barkan missiles in its attacks. A kind of rocket made by Hezbollah and has become the most used weapon of resistance movements in the region.

The Israel Research and Education Center “Alma” reported that this weapon can be fired from a ground launcher and that the Barkan can cause destruction up to a radius of 150 meters after hitting the target.

Hezbollah's changes to missiles

According to the report, Hezbollah also uses former Soviet-era Katyusha missiles, which, while unguided, are cheap and widely available. A Hezbollah official said this month that the group can fire 100 Katyusha rockets at a time from truck-mounted launchers.

Apart from these medium-range rockets and missiles, Hezbollah has larger guided ballistic missiles such as Fatih 110, which can hit the heart of the Israel regime in Tel Aviv and occupied Jerusalem with its 300 km range. According to the American media report, such missiles were used in Iran's unprecedented deterrence attack on the positions of the Israel regime, and it is not clear what the consequences will be for the Israels if such an attack is carried out from the border of Lebanon and occupied Palestine.

Noting that Hezbollah has also modified its unguided missiles to be guided, the Washington Post cited a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies as saying that he believes the upgraded missiles are highly effective because they are “equipped with an active seeker.”

Hezbollah also has a large fleet of drones that vary in size, shape, and capabilities. After the attack of the Israel forces on the city of Rafah, Hezbollah used an advanced version of its drones to attack the Israel positions, which can fire 2 rockets and then explode after hitting the target. According to the Israeli army, this drone was used for the first time on May 16 in an attack on an Israeli barracks near the border, in which three Israeli soldiers were injured.

Hezbollah is much more armed than Hamas

The American media claimed that Iran is the main supplier of weapons to Hezbollah; However, this media admitted that Hezbollah has taken steps towards self-sufficiency in the production of weapons in recent years. Seyed Hassan Nasrallah announced in 2022 that this group has achieved the ability to build drones.

The Washington Post also wrote that Hezbollah has used civilian drones to detect radar gaps in the Israeli air defenses. At the end of last month, Hezbollah flew a drone over Haifa for several hours and recorded images of strategic points of this regime.

According to the American media, resistance groups of the same level as Hezbollah rarely have air defense power, and the fact that this group has air defense power indicates its readiness for a possible war with the Israel regime.

Hezbollah not only succeeded in shooting down the Israel drones with surface-to-air munitions, but with the help of more advanced munitions, including a radar-guided missile that reaches a height of 90,000 feet above the ground, it was able to force the fighters of the Israel regime to retreat.

“Such capabilities could pose an unprecedented and unique challenge to Israel's air superiority,” the report said. Hezbollah is much more armed than Hamas.”

Nationwide attack, Israel's nightmare

In early June, in response to the martyrdom of one of its senior commanders, the Lebanese resistance fired 150 rockets and 30 drones at the positions of the Israel regime, which was the biggest attack from the north on the occupied territories. Last week, after the Israel regime's air attack on one of its commanders, Hezbollah once again showed its ability to the Israels by firing more than 200 rockets.

“In an all-out war, these 'all-out strikes', in which hundreds of small rockets are fired simultaneously, could disrupt Israel's Iron Dome,” the report said.

This is despite the fact that, according to Western experts, the Israel regime used a large part of the interceptor missiles of the Iron Dome system during the Gaza war, and it is not clear how many missiles it has at its disposal to intercept possible Hezbollah attacks.

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