Hezbollah TV reports exchange of fire with Israeli troops

AP , Saturday 14 Oct 2023

Hezbollah's TV station has reported an intense exchange of fire along Lebanon's border with Israeli positions in a disputed area along the border with Syria's Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Lebanon Israel Border
The Palestinian flag and the flag of Hezbollah wave in the wind on a pole as peacekeepers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol the border area between Lebanon and Israel on Hamames hill in the Khiyam area of southern Lebanon, on October 13, 2023. AFP


Al-Manar TV reported that Hezbollah fighters pounded Israeli positions in the Chebaa Farms and Kfar Chouba hills area on Saturday.

It was the latest exchange of shelling between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters since last Saturday following Hamas’ attack on southern Israel.

Israel’s military said that it was striking Lebanon after coming under fire from Hezbollah.

A report by the New Arab news website on Friday revealed that fighters from Lebanese Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias actively shifted their forces towards southwestern Syria, near the Israeli border.

Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah movement on Friday said it would be "fully prepared" to join its ally Hamas in the war against Israel when the time is right

Chebaa Farms was captured by Israel from Syria during the 1967 Mideast war, but Lebanon considers it and the nearby Kfar Chouba hills as Lebanese territories.

The Golan Heights were annexed by Israel in 1981.

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