Israel, Hezbollah clash near Lebanese frontier

Israel, Hezbollah, clash, near, Lebanese frontier

Occupied Jerusalem - One Lebanese source said Hezbollah had fired a guided missile at an Israeli tank.



By Reuters

Published: Mon 27 Jul 2020, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 8:28 AM

Hezbollah carried out an operation against the Israeli military on Monday near the Lebanese-Israeli frontier, days after a member of the Iranian-backed group was killed in an alleged Israeli attack in Syria, Lebanese sources said.
One of the sources said the operation was in response to the attack, but there was no immediate statement from Hezbollah.
An Israeli military spokesman said Israeli troops had "thwarted an infiltration attempt by a Hezbollah terror squad" across a boundary with Israeli-occupied territory, and that there were no Israeli casualties. "Shortly after they crossed the Blue Line, we engaged," the spokesman said.
He said the squad, numbering between three and five militants, had crossed back into Lebanon. Lebanese sources said there were no Hezbollah casualties.
One Lebanese source said Hezbollah had fired a guided missile at an Israeli tank.
However, Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus told reporters that he was unaware of any such incident.
The incident occurred in the Shebaa Farms area, which is occupied by Israel and claimed by Lebanon.


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