Israel delivered strikes on Hezbollah launch posts, infrastructure, and a military compound in Lebanon in retaliation for mortar shelling on Israel, the Israeli army said on Tuesday.
“In response to Monday’s launches from Lebanon to Israel, a short while ago Israeli Air Force fighter jets struck Hezbollah launch posts, terror infrastructure, and a military compound,” the Israeli army said in a statement.
It added: “In addition, in response to a launch from Lebanon to the area of Zar'it in northern Israel, the [Israeli army] struck the sources of the fire. Furthermore, in order to remove a threat, the [Israeli army] struck a few other locations in Lebanese territory.”
A day earlier, the Israeli military said that in response to mortar shell launches toward an Israeli military post in the area of Arab al-Aramshe, Israeli soldiers struck a Hezbollah weapons storage facility in Lebanese territory a short while ago.
The Israeli military added: “A number of launches toward Tel Hai, Kiryat Shemona, and an IDF post in the area of Shtula were identified. In response, the [Israeli army] struck the sources of the fire in Lebanon. Furthemore, [Israeli army] artillery fired toward a number of locations inside Lebanese territory.
Hezbollah announced on Monday that it conducted strikes against Israeli outposts across the Lebanon-Israel border. The militia said its fighters have targeted so far 11 border posts across the borders, affirming that the strikes resulted in direct hits, according to Hezbollah's television channel al-Manar.