Israeli army bombs Hezbollah positions after killing two civilians in Golan Heights

The Israeli army has confirmed numerous bombings against positions of the Shiite party-militia Hezbollah in different parts of Lebanese territory in response to the launching of more than 40 rockets by the pro-Iranian organization, which have left at least two civilians dead in the occupied Golan Heights.

Israeli air forces attacked two “terrorist facilities” dedicated to Hezbollah’s air defence on Tuesday night in the Yanta region in the centre-east of the country and in Rashit in the south.

Similarly, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) aircraft have attacked a weapons depot in Kila, also in the south, as confirmed on their social media account X.

Shortly before, the IDF had announced further attacks against “terrorist infrastructure” in Qabrija (south), from where the 40 rockets were allegedly launched against the Golan Heights in the aforementioned operation, as well as against several Hezbollah “military buildings” in the village of Kafarkila, also in the southern part of the country.

Israeli authorities reported Tuesday that two civilians have been killed after the Shiite militia Hezbollah launched at least 40 rockets towards Israeli positions located in the occupied Golan Heights.

According to rescue services, a rocket directly hit the vehicle in which the two civilians were travelling, killing a man and a woman, The Times of Israel reported.

In recent hours, the Israeli military base of Nafah has been the target of bombings by Hezbollah, which claimed responsibility for the attacks in response to the death hours earlier of one of its men in a bombing carried out by an Israeli drone in the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Of the two killed in the Israeli attack, Hezbollah has identified one of them as Yasser Nimr Qarnbach, a former personal bodyguard of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. The attack hit a vehicle as it passed near a military checkpoint in the Jdeidet Yabus area, on the highway connecting Damascus to the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

The Israeli army and Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and has significant political clout in Lebanon, have been engaged in a series of clashes since October 8, a day after the attacks on Israeli territory by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and other Palestinian factions, which left nearly 1,200 dead and some 240 kidnapped.

Tensions have been on the rise in recent weeks, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently warning that the Israeli army “is prepared for a very powerful action” on the border with Lebanon, while Hezbollah’s number two, Naim Qassem, has maintained that an expansion of the conflict would lead to “devastation and destruction” in Israel.

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