Four wounded in Israeli strikes on east Lebanon’s Baalbek

Mar24,2024



Bekaa Valley: Four people injured in Israeli attack air strikes near lebanoneastern city of Baalbek Overnight, one of them hit a two-story building, an AFP correspondent reported Sunday.
Israel and hamas ally Hezbollah is exchanging almost daily cross border fire Since then gaza war Erupted in October.
But fears of an all-out conflict have grown in recent weeks, with Israel launching airstrikes deeper into Lebanese territory, targeting the Baalbek area – a Hezbollah Citadel – several times.
israeli army A statement said warplanes “attacked a Hezbollah construction site loaded with weapons in the area of ​​Baalbek”.
AFP correspondent said this Israeli attacks A Hezbollah center that had been abandoned for some time was targeted, wounding four residents of nearby buildings.
“The Israeli Air Force fired five missiles at a two-story residential building in al-Ossera, on the outskirts of Baalbek,” he said.
The Israeli military also said that “about 50 launches were identified from Lebanon towards northern Israel, several launches were intercepted while the rest fell in open areas”.
Hezbollah said it fired “more than 60 Katyusha-type rockets” at two Israeli military targets in the occupied territory. Golan Heights In response to Israeli attacks.
The attack in al-Ossera, about 100 kilometers (62 mi) from the Israeli-Lebanese border, ended a period of relative peace that had lasted about 10 days.
Hezbollah began almost daily attacks against Israel on October 8 in support of its Palestinian ally Hamas in Gaza and said on Saturday it had carried out several more attacks.
He says that he will stop his attacks on Israel only when there is a ceasefire in Gaza.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant warned in February that a potential ceasefire in Gaza would not affect Israel's “aim” of pushing Hezbollah back from the northern border by force or diplomacy.
According to AFP counts, at least 323 people have been killed in Lebanon, most of them Hezbollah fighters, but also at least 56 civilians.
At least 10 soldiers and seven civilians have been killed in northern Israel, according to the army.
The exchange of fire, which was initially confined to areas close to the border, has also displaced thousands of people in southern Lebanon and northern Israel.



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