Hezbollah claims artillery attack on Israeli military post in Shebaa farms

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Hezbollah on Sunday claimed the artillery attack on Israeli military post in Shebaa farms.

“We targeted with missiles the radar sites, Zibdin and Ruwaisat Al-Alam,” the militant group said in a statement.

The Israeli military said one of its drones struck a Hezbollah post in Har Dov area along the border with Lebanon, after it fired drones in response to the attack.

Huge explosions were reported in Lebanon’s Arqoub and Ruwaisat Al-Alam in southern Lebanon, according to the Lebanese National News Agency.

To prevent an eslacation between Lebanon and Israel, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon said it is in contact with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line.

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The Israeli army said that mortar shells were fired from Lebanon towards Northern Israel that hit an Israeli military site in Shebaa Farms. The army in response launched an artillery strike at the area in Lebanon from where shorts were fired.

“IDF (Israel Defense Forces) artillery is currently striking the area in Lebanon from where a shooting was carried out,” it said. “The IDF has been taking preparational measures for this type of possibility and will continue to operate in all regions and at any time necessary to ensure the safety of the Israeli civilians.”

Israeli artillery shelling targeted the vicinity of Kafar Shuba in southern Lebanon according to an Al Arabiya correspondent, who said that no casualties were reported on the Lebanese side after Israeli artillery shelling.

Israel has requested the closure of tourist facilities on the border with Lebanon, accoridng to the correspondent.

With Reuters

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