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Report: IAF Strikes Hizbullah in Southern Lebanon

The Hizbullah al-Manar television station reported a strike on the terror organization's infrastructure by Israeli warplanes.
By Gabe Kahn
First Publish: 7/2/2012, 9:00 PM

IAF F-16
IAF F-16
IAF F-16

According to Hizbullah's al-Manar TV, Israeli warplanes fired at a target in southern Lebanon on Monday.

“The enemy detonated an explosive device remotely against a telecommunication line in Zrariyeh” village, the Hizbullah television station reported.

The IAF aircraft reportedly struck a site used by the Hizbullah near the town of Zira in southern Lebanon.

The terror group immediately closed the area to ensure reporters, security forces, and peacekeepers could not survey the damage.

Lebanese emergency personnel were reportedly barred from the site, preventing them from treating those potentially wounded in the strike. 

Hizbullah officials also refused to comment on the incident.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon  (UNIFIL) said it was looking into the report.

"Our military on the ground are checking these reports about the alleged explosion,” UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenenti told reporters.

IDF officials said the army declines to comment on foreign news reports as a matter of policy.

Hizbullah, a Shiite Muslim terrorist organization backed by Syria and Iran and designated a terrorist group by the US, last fought Israel in a month-long conflict in 2006, during which it aimed its missiles at Israeli towns and cities.