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Lebanese Hezbollah fighters carry out op against Israel in response to Syria aggression

Israeli military says it has ordered residents along Lebanese border to remain indoors after explosions and exchange of fire were reported between Israeli soldiers and Lebanese forces along Lebanon’s southern border.

The Israeli army is also closing major roads and has asked residents to avoid unnecessary trips, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Jerusalem al-Quds that the Tel Aviv regime is “in the midst of a complicated event.

Meanwhile, Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed Lebanese source as saying on Monday that Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has carried out an operation against Israeli army in Shebaa farms area in response to Israeli attack in Syria in which a Hezbollah member was killed last week.

According to the Lebanese source, Hezbollah has fired a guided missile at an Israeli military vehicle in its operation, inflicting casualties on Israeli troops.

A reporter for the local Arabic-language al-Manar television network reported that Israeli forces were shelling an area of Kfarchouba village in the southern Lebanese province of Nabatieh as Israeli fighter jets flew over occupied Shebaa farms.

Later in the day, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, called for “maximum restraint,” adding that the firing had stopped.

“Major General (Stefano) Del Col has been in contact with both parties to assess the situation and decrease tension while urging maximum restraint,” UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenenti said, adding, “The firing has now stopped.”

Last Monday, Syrian media reported a new Israeli aggression in which Israeli forces fired missiles from the Syrian Golan Heights, killing a member of the Hezbollah movement.

The Israeli missiles flew over the Syrian Golan Heights where they conducted raids around the capital, according to a Syrian military spokesman, and that the Syrian air defenses thwarted most of the missiles before reaching their targets and inflicted only “material losses.”

Hezbollah said in a statement on Tuesday that one of its members, Ali Kamel Mohsen, had been killed the night before during an Israeli attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Hezbollah had vowed in the past to retaliate for any of its members that were killed by Israeli forces in Syria. The resistance group fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into the occupied territories in September last year after two of its members were martyred in an Israeli aggression near Damascus.

“The war between us and this enemy [Israel] will continue and this path that the martyrs have taken with their blood will continue,” Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese legislator Sheikh Hassan Ezzedine said during Mohsen’s funeral.

Terrified of Hezbollah’s retaliation, Israel sent a message to the Lebanese resistance movement saying that it didn’t intend to kill Ali Kamel Mohsen in its aggression on Damascus.

In the message, which has been sent to the Lebanese group through the United Nations, Israel has told Hezbollah that it was unaware that its fighters were in the area, the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen channel reported Saturday night.

 

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