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Hezbollah to hit targets deep inside Israel in case of new war on Lebanon: Official

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Fighters with the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement parade in a southern suburb of the capital Beirut to mark al-Quds International Day on May 31, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

A senior Hezbollah official says the Lebanese resistance movement will hit targets deep inside the Israeli-occupied territories in case the Tel Aviv regime launches a new war of aggression against Lebanon.

“The stance of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has pushed the Zionist enemy to live in a state of extreme terror, panic and caution to an extent that it has started hiding behind dummies in its military vehicles,” Mohammad Yaghi said on Friday.

Nasrallah’s executive assistant further noted that Hezbollah’s response to any Israeli military campaign will not be limited to the border but rather deep inside the occupied territories.

“Our decision is to strike this enemy, which has launched a direct attack on us, on a normal house in (Syria’s) Aqraba and in Beirut’s southern suburbs (through a drone). This is not an idle threat, but a real action after which the enemy will learn not to commit new follies,” Yaghi said.

“We have mobilized equipment, weapons and personnel to confront the enemy, and the resistance is now much stronger than the time prior to the 2006 aggression. We will let the enemy taste the bitterness, and it will regret its deed and aggression very much. They struck deep inside and we will respond deep inside. We will have another response for their drone strike as well,” he pointed out.

Hezbollah said on August 26 that Israel had sent two drones into Lebanon on a bombing mission last weekend.

According to the resistance movement, the first drone had fallen on a building housing Hezbollah’s media office in Dahieh suburb. The second drone, which appeared to have been sent by Israel to search for the first one, had crashed in an empty plot nearby after being detonated in the air, it added.

Following the drone raids, Nasrallah vowed in a televised speech that fighters of the movement would counter any further violation of the Lebanese airspace by Israeli drones.

Speaking in a televised speech broadcast live from the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on August 16, Nasrallah warned Israeli officials against launching a new military aggression against his country, stressing that all Israeli battalions will be destroyed under the eyes of mainstream media.

“Israeli military experts acknowledge that the Israeli army is incapable of waging a fresh war on Lebanon,” he said.

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