In an unusual move, the IDF on Tuesday night issued an apology after an Israeli attack which targeted Hezbollah hit soldiers in the Lebanese army.
"Earlier today, IDF soldiers acted to neutralize a real threat that was detected from Lebanese territory. The threat was detected from a launch and observation complex of the Hezbollah terrorist organization near Al Awadi on the Lebanese border," the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
"A report was received in the IDF that a number of soldiers from the Lebanese army were injured during the attack. Lebanese army forces were not the target of the attack. The IDF regrets the incident, the incident is being investigated," the statement added.
The statement came after the Lebanese army confirmed that a Lebanese soldier had been killed and several others injured in an Israeli attack.
On Tuesday morning, the IDF said that a number of launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into northern Israel. The launches fell in open areas.
In response, IDF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon, including terrorist infrastructure and military posts used for weapons storage and by terrorist operatives.
Later in the day, the IDF said that a hostile aircraft that crossed from Lebanon was located in the area of Margaliot in northern Israel.
IDF soldiers that were dispatched to the scene recovered the aircraft. No injuries were reported.