Hezbollah source says Israel struck position in east Lebanon

AFP , Sunday 14 Apr 2024

A Hezbollah source said Israel struck Sunday one of the Iran-backed group's buildings in Lebanon's east, close to the Syrian border, as tensions soared after Iran directly attacked Israel.

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A general view shows a destroyed building targeted by Israeli air strikes on the village of Nabi Sheet in the Baablbek district in Lebanon s eastern Bekaa Valley on April 14, 2024. AFP

 

"The Israeli strike targeted an area... near Baalbek and targeted a two-storey building belonging to Hezbollah," a source within the Lebanese group told AFP, adding there were no casualties.

Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported that "an enemy air strike targeted a building" in the village of Nabi Sheet and "destroyed it".

An AFP photographer at the site saw the concrete and steel wreckage of the building, levelled in the attack.

Earlier Sunday, Hezbollah said it had twice launched barrages of rockets towards the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, after it joined in the major Iranian drone and missile attack against Israel.

The Iranian attack was in response to an April 1 air strike widely blamed on Israel that destroyed an Iranian consulate building in Damascus, killing seven Revolutionary Guards, including two generals.

The violence, which has largely been contained to the border area between Israel and Lebanon, has so far killed at least 363 people in Lebanon, mostly Hezbollah fighters but also including at least 70 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

In Israel, the military says 10 soldiers and eight civilians have been killed.

Tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes on both sides of the border.

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