14 injured in Arab al-Aramshe as Hezbollah retaliates for commanders' killing


Hezbollah targeted Wednesday three command centers in northern Israel, a day after Israeli strikes in south Lebanon killed two local Hezbollah commanders and another operative.

Hezbollah said it targeted overnight a military vehicle in the Metula post and attacked later in the morning in the Beranit barracks a group of soldiers and a command center with a Burkan missile.

The group also targeted Israel's Meron air control base, another command center in Arab al-Aramshe and other Israeli posts including a group of soldiers in the Ramia post.

Hezbollah said the "combined attack with guided missiles and explosive drones on a military reconnaissance command center" in the northern Israeli village of Arab al-Aramshe was "in response to the enemy assassinating a number of resistance fighters in Ain Baal and Shehabiya".

The Israeli military said 14 soldiers were wounded in the Arab al-Aramshe strike, including six seriously.

On Tuesday, Israeli strikes in Ain Baal and Shehabiya killed two local Hezbollah commanders, Ismail Youssef Baz and Mohammed Shehoury, another Hezbollah fighter, and Amal member Hussein Krasht.

The Israeli army targeted Aita al-Shaab, Yarin, al-Naqoura, and the outskirts of Alma al-Shaab and Dhayra in retaliation to the drone and missile strike on Arab al-Aramshe.

Israel and Hezbollah have been exchanging near-daily cross-border fire Hamas attacked southern Israel on October 7, triggering war in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday's exchanges came with regional tensions high after Iran launched missile and drone attacks on Israel over the weekend in retaliation for a deadly Israeli strike on Tehran's consulate in Damascus.

The violence since October 8 has killed at least 368 people in Lebanon, mostly Hezbollah fighters but also at least 70 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

In Israel, the military says 10 soldiers and eight civilians have been killed near the northern border since hostilities began.

Tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes on both sides of the border, with the violence fuelling fears of all-out conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, which last went to war in 2006.

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Thumb ice-man 17 April 2024, 16:29

How Sad....