Hezbollah says 'dozens' of rockets fired at Israeli HQ

AFP , Monday 22 Apr 2024

Hamas ally Hezbollah said on Monday it had fired "dozens" of Katyusha rockets at an army headquarters in northern Israel in response to raids targeting villages in southern Lebanon.

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File Photo: More than 10 rockets were fired at Israel from Lebanon. AFP

Since Israel triggered war in Gaza on Oct.7, there have been near-daily cross-border exchanges of fire between the Israeli army and Iran-backed Hezbollah.

With Israel-Iran tensions at an all-time high, the Lebanese Shia militant group has intensified its attacks on Israeli military targets across the border.

A Hezbollah statement said it had bombarded "the headquarters of the 3rd Infantry Brigade of the 91st Division at Ein Zeitim Base with dozens of Katyusha rockets".

This was in response to Israeli attacks on "southern villages and civilian homes", most recently in Srifa, Odaisseh, and Rab Tlatin.

Lebanon's official National News Agency (NNA) reported Israeli strikes on the three villages on Monday.

The Israeli military said "approximately 35 launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into the area of Ein Zeitim in northern Israel" and that no injuries were reported.

It said, "Troops struck the sources of the launches".

Since October 7 at least 376 people have been killed in Lebanon, including Hezbollah fighters, according to an AFP tally.

Israel says 10 soldiers and eight civilians have been killed on its side of the border.

* This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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