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Israel says it targeted Hezbollah military structure in southern Lebanon

June 15, 2024 at 6:35 pm

Black smoke rises as small-scale fires broke out in the Shebaa region as a result of the Israeli attacks on the southeast of Lebanon on June 14, 2024. [Ramiz Dallah – Anadolu Agency]

Israel has claimed targeting a Hezbollah military structure in southern Lebanon Friday night, Anadolu Agency reports.

In a statement on Saturday, the army said fighter jets struck the building in the area of ​​Kfar Kila.

It added that two missiles were also launched from Lebanon towards the area of Miron, Upper Galilee region, but no casualties were reported.

Cross-border tensions have continued between Israel and Hezbollah since the outbreak of the war on Gaza last October.

The military confrontation escalated as Hezbollah on Thursday said it fired over 100 rockets at Israeli military positions in response to the killing of one of its top commanders.

The group says it would halt its attacks on Israel when the war on Gaza ends.

On Friday, the Israeli army proposed concluding its military offensive in the southern Gaza Strip at Rafah and redirecting its efforts towards a new offensive in southern Lebanon.

The Israeli Channel 12 reported that “the Israeli army’s Northern Command is focusing on targets that will reduce Hezbollah’s offensive capabilities.”

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