Syria and Iran have helped Hizbullah set up advanced radar installations atop Mt. Sannine in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, according to foreign reports. The mountain, at 2,600 meters above sea level, is an ideal platform for radar coverage of northern Israel.
Israeli defense analysts noted the worrying development; according to them, Syria does not need radar within Lebanon to track I.A.F. planes. The working assumption amongst the defense establishment is that the radar could be used in unison with anti-aircraft missiles supplied by Damascus or Tehran. It is known that Hizbullah is making efforts to counter IAF strikes in the event of another war.