The British Sunday Telegraph reports that Hezbollah has weapons depots at Beirut International Airport, citing sources in Lebanon. Hezbollah allegedly bribed customs officials to store a significant quantity of weapons delivered from Iran.

The stored weapons reportedly include Iranian-made Falak, Fateh-110, and M-600 missiles (with a range of up to 300 km), Russian-made Kornet (AT-14) anti-tank missiles, short-range Burkan ballistic missiles, and hexogen explosives.

Rafic Hariri Airport, located a few kilometers from central Beirut, is identified as a potential primary military target if a large-scale war breaks out between Hezbollah and Israel.

Sources noted that in November 2023, "unusually large boxes" were delivered to Beirut airport on a direct flight from Iran. Another source warned that bombing the airport would be catastrophic for Lebanon.

Former Deputy Prime Minister and current member of parliament Ghassan Hasbani expressed concern over Hezbollah's control of Beirut airport, noting it has become a potential military target in the conflict with Israel.

Eliezer (Chayni) Marom, a former commander of the IDF Navy, recently advocated for declaring war on Lebanon, holding it responsible for Hezbollah's actions against Israel. He identified Beirut airport and seaport as initial targets. On June 23, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Marom as the coordinator for the north of the country.