This is coolbert:
From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter.
Preparing for action?
"Mock Israeli air strikes over Hizballah's Baalbek strongholds – report"
"US military sources report recent Israeli mock air strikes over Baalbek, the site of Hizballah's command centers and arms depots in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley. The sources reckoned, 'The Israelis want to see what sort of air-defense systems [Hizballah maintains around its stronghold],' after the IDF estimated that Hizballah had likely acquired advanced surface-to-air missile[s] able to down Israeli fighter jets."
We are not talking here of not merely of the pea-shooter type shoulder-fired MANPAD variety! We are speaking of much more advanced SAM systems of a sophisticated nature. Soviet/Russian stuff [SAM] the type of which and supplied by who exactly none of this is clear. BUT THAT IS WHY A RECONNAISSANCE IS BEING DONE IN THE FIRST PLACE!