BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Hezbollah fired greater than 60 rockets at an Israeli army base on Saturday (Jan 6), the group stated, describing the barrage as a response to the killing of Hamas’ deputy leader in Beirut.
“As a part of the preliminary response to the crime of assassinating the good chief Sheikh Saleh al-Arouri … the Islamic resistance (Hezbollah) focused the Meron air management base with 62 varied varieties of missiles,” the Iran-backed group stated in a press release.
The Israel-Lebanon border has seen common exchanges of fireside, primarily between Israeli forces and Hamas ally Hezbollah, because the Israel-Hamas war broke out on Oct 7.
Arouri’s killing on Tuesday in a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut, which a US defence official has informed AFP was carried out by Israel, has raised fears of additional escalation.
Israel has not claimed duty for the strike, the primary on the Lebanese capital since hostilities started final yr.
The Israeli army stated it had recognized round 40 rocket launches from Lebanese territory on Saturday morning, including in a press release that Israeli forces struck a cell chargeable for a number of the launches shortly thereafter.
Air raid sirens went off in cities and cities throughout northern Israel, later additionally blaring within the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.