Report: Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Syria

Arab media report that Israel launched airstrikes in the Qalamoun region of Syria.

Uzi Baruch,

Israel-Syria border
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Reuters

Arab media reported on Saturday night that the Israeli Air Force attacked terrorist targets in the Qalamoun region of Syria.

The reports were published before the IDF issued a statement saying that "in the coming hours, exploding sounds might be heard in the Upper Galilee. These are initiated and controlled explosions which were planned in advance and not a security-related incident."

It is unclear, however, whether there is a connection between the alleged Israeli airstrikes and the IDF’s announcement.

Exactly one week ago, Hezbollah terrorist Samir Kuntar was killed in an airstrike in a suburb of Damascus. The attack was blamed by Hezbollah on Israel, which did not confirm or deny whether it was responsible for the killing.

On Monday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah gave a televised speech in which he blamed Israel for killing Kuntar and vowed revenge.

"There is no doubt that the Israeli enemy conducted this assassination, this is not an incident that needs to be investigated for who conducted it,” said Nasrallah.

"We reserve the right to respond to this assassination at the time and place of our choosing. We in Hezbollah will exercise that right," he threatened.




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