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IDF strikes Syrian military posts used by Hezbollah

Israel "will not allow any actions leading to the entrenchment of Hezbollah on that front,” said the IDF.

IDF artillery on the Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Nov. 21, 2023. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90.
IDF artillery on the Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Nov. 21, 2023. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90.

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday struck two Syrian army positions where Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists were operating.

“[Israel] holds the Syrian regime responsible for everything that takes place within its territory and will not allow any actions leading to the entrenchment of Hezbollah on that front,” the IDF said.

The strikes were conducted after the military gathered “precise intelligence” about Hezbollah activities in the area.

The IDF has reportedly attacked more than 50 targets belonging to Hezbollah and other Iran-backed terrorist groups in Syria since Oct. 7, including reported airstrikes two weeks ago in Baniyas that targeted three senior Iranian leaders.

A day earlier, an Israeli drone reportedly hit a truck belonging to Hezbollah near Al-Qusayr in Syria, close to the Lebanese border, killing one terrorist.

In response, Tehran has reportedly removed senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officers from Syria.

Israel has struck hundreds of targets in Syria in recent years as part of an effort to prevent further Iranian military entrenchment in the country. However, Jerusalem rarely acknowledges such attacks.

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