The “Juniper Cobra” joint training exercises, in which thousands of American and Israeli soldiers are preparing to deal with the simultaneous launch of thousands of rockets against Israel from Lebanon, Syria, Iran and even Gaza, will continue until March 15.
This attack scenario is in fact more than likely—even though it would likely involve fewer countries and territories—if Israel were to launch its “preemptive strike” against Lebanon and the Shiite Hezbollah movement, which many are talking about these days.
Hezbollah, according to some in the Arab media, has supposedly put out a general alert in response to the alleged “green light” given by the Trump administration to the Netanyahu government’s plans for an attack on Lebanon. It is not easy to find an official confirmation for this. What is certain is that witnesses are reporting that in Dahiyeh and in other neighborhoods of the southern suburbs of Beirut, which are the stronghold of Hezbollah in the Lebanese capital, the number of checkpoints has increased and a growing tension is being felt. Other sources are speaking of security measures adopted in southern Lebanon near the border with Israel.