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Hezbollah fires 40 rockets at Israeli outposts in occupied Golan Heights

This file picture shows a Hezbollah observation post in southern Lebanon. (Photo via social media)

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says it has launched dozens of rockets at Israeli military positions in response to strikes on eastern Lebanese districts and in support of Palestinians amid a genocidal war on Gaza.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news channel, citing local sources speaking on condition of anonymity, said about 40 rockets were launched from Lebanon towards Israeli outposts in the occupied Golan Heights and the Galilee panhandle, which lies in the northernmost section of the Upper Galilee, on Sunday.

Hezbollah later announced in a separate statement that it fired tens of Katyusha rockets at aerial warfare and missile defense centers inside Israeli Kila and Yoav barracks.

The resistance group stated that the strikes were in retaliation for Israeli offensives against districts in the Beqaa region, situated about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of the Lebanese capital city of Beirut. 

Earlier, the Israeli military said its warplanes had struck Hezbollah sites in eastern Lebanon in retaliation for one of its drones being shot down.

A source close to Hezbollah told AFP news agency in eastern Lebanon’s Baalbek region that the strikes targeted Janta and Sifri in the Beqaa Valley.

The Israeli military said on its Telegram channel that “fighter jets struck a military complex and three other terrorist infrastructure sites belonging to Hezbollah’s air defense network” in the region.

It said the strikes were “in retaliation for the attack” in which an Israeli army “drone was shot down” by a surface-to-air missile on Saturday.

An unnamed source from Lebanon’s civil defense said there were no casualties.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly attacked southern Lebanon since October 7, when it launched a genocidal war on Gaza that has killed at least 33,17 Palestinians, most of them women and children.

In retaliation, Hezbollah has launched near-daily rocket attacks on Israeli positions.

At least 349 people have been killed on the Lebanese border, including 68 civilians.

Israel says at least ten soldiers and eight settlers have been killed in the area.

The fighting has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from the northern part of the occupied territories, amid rocket fire and shelling carried out by Hezbollah and allied Palestinian groups.

Hezbollah has already fought off two Israeli wars against Lebanon in 2000 and 2006. The resistance forced the regime to retreat in both conflicts.

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