JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of an Israeli attack on Hezbollah positions which led to the elimination of key leaders in Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responded with a large salvo of approximately 50 rockets fired towards Israel. The IDF reports that six of these were intercepted.Join our WhatsApp group
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There are no reported injuries from the rockets, but damage was reported in several locations.
Earlier on Thursday, the IDF reported that several launches were identified from Lebanon toward Israeli territory, and that artillery struck the sources of the launches.
In addition, an IDF aircraft identified an anti-tank missile unit near the area of Zar’it in northern Israel and attacked the unit in coordination with artillery forces.
On Wednesday night, a surface-to-air missile was launched toward IDF aircraft in Lebanon. The missile was successfully intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array. In response, IDF aircraft struck the launcher and a weapons storage post.
The rise in Hezbollah attacks is an apparent response to the elimination of the son of Hezbollah’s parliament leader during an IDF attack. Another senior commander from the special operations Radwan brigade was killed in the attack on Beit Yahoun in southern Lebanon.
Hezbollah confirmed on Wednesday night, that Sarraj Raed, the son of the chairman of Hezbollah’s faction in the Lebanese parliament Mohammed Raed, had been killed in as well as four other members of the military arm of Hezbollah, including Khalil Jawad Shahimi, a commander in the Radwan Force. The terrorist organization said that it has lost 85 people since the start of the war.