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IDF shells launch sites in Lebanon in response to rocket fire

The rockets landed in open fields, causing no injuries or damage.

An Israeli artillery unit shells a terrorist target in Lebanon, Dec. 11, 2023. Photo by Ayal Margolin/Flash90.
An Israeli artillery unit shells a terrorist target in Lebanon, Dec. 11, 2023. Photo by Ayal Margolin/Flash90.

The Israel Defense Forces struck several terror sites in Lebanon on Tuesday in response to ongoing rocket-fire at the Jewish state.

The military said that two launches were detected, to which it responded by shelling the source of the fire.

The rockets landed in open fields, causing no injuries or damage.

Later on Tuesday, IDF air defenses intercepted a “suspicious aerial target” that had crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory, causing sirens to blare in the Western Galilee.

The military said it also shot down several more projectiles launched from Lebanon “towards areas in the Western Galilee.” The IDF responded with artillery shelling towards the source of the fire.

On Monday, Israeli Air Force fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror targets following launches from Lebanon towards communities in the western Galilee.

Also, an IDF aircraft struck a Lebanese terror cell that had fired towards Shtula in northern Israel.

The upsurge in attacks from Lebanon compels the Jewish state to act and remove the Hezbollah threat from its border, Israeli War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a phone call on Monday evening.

“The international community must act against the state of Lebanon to stop the aggression in the border area,” warned Gantz, according to a readout provided by his office.

On Sunday, two drones launched from Lebanon were identified in the Western Galilee and intercepted by the IAF Aerial Defense Array.

In response, IAF fighter jets carried out extensive strikes on Hezbollah targets in Lebanon.

Last Thursday, an Israeli farmer was killed when an anti-tank missile hit a vehicle in the Upper Galilee community of Mattat near the Lebanese border.

The IDF responded by attacking Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon with helicopter gunships, tanks and artillery.

Hezbollah on Monday announced that two of its members were killed in Israeli strikes, bringing the number of deaths reported by the terrorist group to 100 since the start of the war on Oct. 7. However, according to IDF estimates, many more Hezbollah terrorists have been killed.

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