A senior U.S. intelligence official says that Hezbollah has enough rockets to keep up the current pace "for a considerable amount of time, many weeks, possibly months" without resupply from Iran. The numbers, he said, will depend on how many rockets Hezbollah fires as well as how many the Israelis can take out. The official said the stockpile is not being resupplied. Israel took out the runways at Beirut International Airport, smaller airfields, as well as highways and bridges to prevent such resupply. Asked about Israeli reports that Hezbollah had a stockpile of 13,000 rockets -- including shorter range Katyushas and medium range Fajr-3 -- the official declined to comment, but would not dismiss a suggestion that the number is in the thousands. They are "knee deep in rockets," he said.
The official confirmed as well that Iran has "hundreds of Revolutionary Guards" in southern Lebanon helping Hezbollah and training them on how to fire the rockets and then quickly move on -- so-called "shoot and scoot" tactics.
"There is no evidence Iranians are firing the rockets, but you can't rule it out," he added.
"I would not steer you away from hundreds of Revolutionary Guards," said the official, "and their presence there is not a new developement."
He also confirmed the Iranians take on Arabic names and speak Arabic when in Lebanon.