IDF strikes Hezbollah targets deep in Lebanese territoryIDF Spokesperson's Unit

IAF fighter jets overnight Monday struck a military complex of the Hezbollah 4400 unit, the logistical reinforcement unit of the Hezbollah terrorist organization, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. The unit is used to smuggle weapons to and from Lebanon.

In the complex, two sites located in the area of Baalbek deep in Lebanon were struck.

In addition, terror targets in the area of Aitaroun in southern Lebanon were struck, including a military site and two Hezbollah military structures.

The strikes were conducted as a response to the downing of an IDF UAV that was operating in the skies of Lebanon on Monday.

Media outlets in Lebanon had reported that the IDF carried out a strike in Hermel in the Baalbek region, deep in Lebanese territory.

The attack was carried out at a distance of about 150 km from the border, the farthest since the beginning of the war, the reports said.

Several deaths, including of Syrian civilians, were also reported in the Israeli attack.

In another incident overnight Monday, IAF fighter jets successfully intercepted a suspicious aerial target that approached Israeli territory from the east.

The suspicious aerial target was monitored by IDF soldiers, did not cross into Israeli territory and no sirens were sounded according to protocol.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Earlier on Monday, the IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted a suspicious aerial target that crossed from Lebanon.

The IDF Aerial Defense Array also successfully intercepted a suspicious aerial target over the coast of Nahariya. No sirens regarding a hostile aircraft infiltration were sounded in accordance with protocol.

The alerts regarding rockets and missiles were activated during the incident due to the danger of falling shrapnel from the interceptor.