JERUSALEM, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Israeli plane struck what its navy stated had been rocket launch websites in south Lebanon early on Thursday in response to earlier projectile hearth in direction of Israel from Lebanese territory.
Two rockets launched from Lebanon on Wednesday struck Israel, which responded with artillery hearth amid heightened regional tensions over an alleged Iranian assault on an oil tanker within the Gulf final week. read more
There was no declare of accountability for the rocket strike, launched from an space of south Lebanon beneath the sway of Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas. There have been no casualties.
In an additional response to the rocket hearth, the Israeli navy stated on Thursday that its “fighter jets struck the launch websites and infrastructure used for terror in Lebanon from which the rockets had been launched.”
An extra goal within the space that was a supply of rocket hearth previously was additionally struck, the navy stated.
Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV stated that Israeli warplanes had carried out two raids within the outskirts of the Lebanese city of Mahmudiya, about 12 km (7.5 miles) from the Israeli border.
The border has been principally quiet since Israel fought a 2006 conflict in opposition to Hezbollah, which has superior rockets.
However small Palestinian factions in Lebanon have fired sporadically on Israel previously, together with two rockets launched in direction of Israel in July.
Reporting by Rami Ayyub; Enhancing by Leslie Adler and Richard Pullin
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