Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Hezbollah carried out an operation against the Israeli military on Monday near the Lebanese-Israeli frontier, days after a member of the Iranian-backed Shiite 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.

The situation has been tense during the past days. Following the Israeli attack on Hezbollah targets in Damascus on July 21st, it had been bracing up for retaliation. The country had also reinforced some of its military capacities along the border.

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On 21st, the Israeli warplanes launched their attack from over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Xinhua news agency reported.

The air defence missiles were seen in the sky over Damascus chasing after the Israeli missile strike as people heard explosions around the capital.

The Syrian state media report said several Israeli missiles were intercepted before reaching their targets.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said the Israeli missile strike targeted military positions of the Syrian army and the pro-government Iranian militias in the vicinity of the capital. The strike also resulted in the death of a Hezb fighter.

Also Read: Syria defends Israeli strike on Damascus 



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