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Israel raises alert levels on Lebanese border

The Israeli Northern Command has put its division on high alert fearing retaliations by Hezbollah along the border with Lebanon and Syria, Israeli army radio said.

Israeli army and security sources said Hezbollah has threatened to attack Israel in response to two Israeli aerial attacks against its sites in Lebanon, targeting a group of fighters on the border of the occupied Golan Heights last week.

The radio said infantry and armoured units of the Northern District received clear orders to fire, directly and immediately, on Hezbollah elements or any armed figures along the northern border which extends for more than 70 kilometres. Hezbollah threatened to respond to last week’s raid by Israel against one of its bases on the Lebanese border with Syria; the first since the war between Israel and the party in 2006.

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