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Hezbollah says focused Israel base in retaliation for fighters’ killing

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Emergency response forces work after it was reported that folks had been injured, amid ongoing cross-border hostilities between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, close to Arab al-Aramashe in northern Israel April 17, 2024.
| Photo Credit: REUTERS

Lebanon’s Hezbollah group mentioned it attacked an Israeli military base on Wednesday, with Israeli medics reporting the strike wounded 14 folks, together with two severely, in a northern village.

Israel and Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Hamas ally, have been exchanging near-daily cross-border fireplace because the Palestinian militant group attacked southern Israel on October 7, triggering conflict within the Gaza Strip.

But Wednesday’s incident marked the third day in a row that Hezbollah strikes wounded folks in Israel, with regional tensions excessive after Iran launched a direct assault on Israel over the weekend in retaliation for a lethal strike on Tehran’s Damascus consulate.

Hezbollah mentioned it launched “a combined attack with guided missiles and explosive drones on a new military reconnaissance command centre in Arab al-Aramshe,” an Arab-majority village of northern Israel close to the Lebanese border.

The Galilee Medical Centre within the northern Israeli metropolis of Nahariya mentioned in an announcement it had acquired “14 wounded people… including two who are seriously wounded”.

Hezbollah mentioned the assault got here “in response to the enemy assassinating a number of resistance fighters in Ain Baal and Shehabiya” on Tuesday.

According to the Israeli military, “a number of launches from Lebanon were identified crossing into the area of Arab al-Aramshe,” and Israeli forces struck the sources of the hearth.

On Tuesday, Israel mentioned its strikes in south Lebanon killed two native Hezbollah commanders and one other operative, with the Iran-backed group saying three of its members had been killed because it launched rockets in retaliation.

Local Israeli authorities mentioned three folks had been wounded in a strike from Lebanon earlier that day.

On Monday, Hezbollah focused Israeli troops with explosive gadgets, wounding 4 troopers who crossed into Lebanese territory, the primary such assault in six months of clashes.

The violence has killed at the least 368 folks in Lebanon, largely Hezbollah fighters but additionally at the least 70 civilians, in response to an AFP tally.

In Israel, the army says 10 troopers and eight civilians have been killed close to the northern border since hostilities started.

Tens of hundreds of civilians have fled their properties on each side of the border, with the violence fuelling fears of all-out battle between Hezbollah and Israel, which final went to conflict in 2006.

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