:IsraelFl: Stuff like this ain't going to slide by.Iranian intelligence officers tour Lebanese border, study IDF lines
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 7, 2010, 9:51 AM (GMT+02:00)Tags: Iran Israel-Lebanon clash Lebanon
IDF prepare to defend border with Lebanon Saturday morning Aug. 7, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman visited the site of the Lebanese-Israeli border clash of Tuesday, Aug. 1. Twenty-four hours before him, a group of Iranian intelligence and commando officers toured the border area, debkafile reveals, for a good look at IDF positions on the other side. Their Lebanese army escort included heads of the 9th battalion, which started the clash by shooting across the border and killing Lt. Col. Dov Harari.
The president first visited the blackened house in Adeissa village that was torched by Israeli retaliatory tank fire. A former Lebanese chief of staff, he was also due to visit that same 9th battalion.
The Iranian visitors in civvies toured the border area openly in full view of Israeli spotters and walked through sections of the south Lebanese road which run south of the UN Blue Line border drawn in 2000 by mutual consent.This was the first time Iranian officers had stepped into sovereign Israeli territory.
The IDF made no response.
EDITED to under 50% of origional contents. [link to www.debka.com
The pink area is mainly Arab populated.