Hezbollah says it fired more than 60 rockets at Israeli military positions

These shots come after nighttime airstrikes which targeted Hezbollah positions in eastern Lebanon.



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A speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah broadcast in Beirut, Lebanon, April 5, 2024. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Lebanese Hezbollah announced on Thursday May 16 that it had fired dozens of Katyusha rockets at Israeli military positions in retaliation for nighttime airstrikes which targeted its positions in eastern Lebanon.

This new bout of fever between the powerful pro-Iranian formation and the Israeli army comes after the death, Tuesday evening, of a local Hezbollah commander in a targeted strike carried out by Israel in southern Lebanon.

These Lebanese shots avoided several Israeli military positions on the Golan Heights occupied and annexed by Israel, Hezbollah said in a press release. These shots are a “responds to attacks by the Israeli enemy last night on the Bekaa region“, he added.

Five Israeli strikes targeted the Baalbeck region, a Hezbollah stronghold in eastern Lebanon, near the Syrian border, according to the National News Agency (ANI, official) which reported one injured and “damage”.

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