Feb 27, 2024 12:24 UTC
  •  Hezbollah targets Israel's Meron base as movement fires 100 retaliatory rockets in 24 hours

The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has fired a barrage of rockets at an Israeli military base in the northern part of the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories in response to the regime’s deadly airstrikes on eastern Lebanon.

Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing a brief Hezbollah statement, reported that the group targeted the Mount Meron base on Tuesday.

The sensitive Israeli air traffic control base has been targeted by Hezbollah several times amid the ongoing Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

Hezbollah said in the statement that the rocket attack came in retaliation for brutal aggression against Gaza, and in response to Israeli airstrikes a day earlier on the outskirts of Buday village near Baalbek, which claimed the lives of at least two resistance fighters.

Israel media outlets said Hezbollah launched a volley of rockets from Lebanese territories towards the Mount Meron base, noting that the sound of several loud explosions was heard in the area.

They noted that Hezbollah had fired more than 100 projectiles in less than 24 hours. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage caused.

Hezbollah fired a volley of rockets from Lebanon on Monday at an Israeli military base in Syria's occupied Golan Heights, in response to the deadly airstrikes in Lebanon's Baalbek.

Two Lebanese security officials and a source close to the resistance group told AFP news agency that two Hezbollah members were killed in the Israeli aerial raids.

One of the Lebanese security sources said Israeli strikes hit a building used by Hezbollah in a Baalbek suburb, and a warehouse near Baalbek belonging to the group.

Later on Monday, an Israeli strike on a car in southern Lebanon killed at least one person, local rescuers said, without providing further details.