IDF Attacks Hezbollah Outposts in Response to Cross-Border Gunfire

Categories: Hezbollah

08/26/2020

Residents along border ordered to stay at home Tuesday night following shots fired from Lebanon at IDF posts

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) targeted Hezbollah observational posts in Lebanon from the air early Wednesday in response to an attack on an Israeli army positions the night before.

“Following the report regarding a security incident which started yesterday (Tuesday) at 22:40 in the Manara area, during IDF operational activity in the area, shots were fired from Lebanon towards IDF troops,” the IDF spokesperson’s unit said. “No IDF injuries were reported.”

Over the night, “dozens of illumination rounds and smoke shells” were fired to ascertain a possible incursion into Israeli territory. Israeli soldiers returned fire, the IDF statement said.

After the incident, Israeli forces closed roads around towns near the border and ordered all residents to stay in their homes. This order was lifted shortly after midnight.

“The IDF holds the Lebanese government responsible for all events emanating from Lebanon,” the Israeli army said. “The IDF views this incident with great severity. Any attempted violation of Israeli sovereignty is a severe event.

“The IDF will maintain a high level of readiness to protect Israeli sovereignty and citizens as necessary,” the statement added.

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