Hezbollah attacked several Israeli military positions with rockets and drones

Hezbollah attacked several Israeli military positions with rockets and drones
Hezbollah attacked several Israeli military positions with rockets and drones

The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah claimed responsibility this Thursday for an attack with rockets and drones against a series of military objectives in northern Israel (REUTERS/Ayal Margolin)

The Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah claimed this Thursday a rocket and drone attack against a series of military objectives in northern Israel, as part of its response to the assassination of an important commander of the movement who died two days ago in southern Lebanon.

As explained in a statement, its fighters fired ‘Katyusha’ and ‘Falaq’ type projectiles against six Israeli Army barracks, while “several flocks of attack drones” were directed against three prominent military bases of the Jewish State.

Among the targets of the action were a base that serves as headquarters for the Northern Command and another that, according to Hezbollah, is the “main intelligence headquarters responsible for assassinations in the northern region.”

The Israeli Army confirmed the launch of some 40 projectiles from Lebanon against the areas of the Golan Heights and Galileewhere its impact unleashed a series of fires, although several were intercepted by the anti-aircraft defenses of the Jewish State.

Clashes between Hezbollah and Israel have intensified in recent weeks (REUTERS/Gil Eliyahu)

Hezbollah attack was a response to the death of its top commander Taleb Sami Abdullah, known as Abu Taleb, who died on Tuesday night along with four other members of the group in an Israeli bombardment against the house where he was in the town of Jouaiyya (south).

Also in response to the death of the leader, the highest-ranking casualty in the ranks of the Shiite formation in eight months of crossfire, the movement returned to attack a little later two of the Israeli positions that had already been the target of its action. simultaneous.

According to another statement issued by the Shiite group, this second operation was carried out with two “squadrons” of unmanned aircraft.

Clashes between Hezbollah and Israel have intensified in recent weeks, which, together with a strong rise in tone by the Israeli authorities, has triggered fears of the outbreak of an open war between the two this summer.

The death of Abu Taleb meant climbing another step, as it led the Lebanese movement to launch nearly 200 shells against several points in northern Israel, some of them quite far from the de facto border where hostilities usually concentrate.

Throughout Wednesday, Hezbollah carried out a total of 19 shares, well above its daily average of nine, as indicated by a graph with different figures relating to the last eight months of crashes that was published today by the group.

According to this information, the group has launched 2,125 operations since last October 8, 682 of them with guided missiles, 442 with artillery, 925 with ground-to-ground rockets and a hundred with unmanned aircraft.

The crossfire between the parties is the strongest since the war they fought in 2006 and broke out one day after the start of the Gaza war.

(With information from EFE)

 
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