While some clashes continue on the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, the situation also remains tense on the northern Israeli border with Lebanon.
Lebanese sources report there are no longer sporadic shellings, but full-fledged battles with artillery shelling and strikes with aviation. In fact, the war between Israel and Hezbollah began.
According to the reports bu the Israeli military on the evening of October 16, at least 9 rockets were fired from Lebanon, the air defense system intercepted 5 of them. In their turn, the IDF launch strikes to destroy the launch sites in Lebanon. However, it seems that that the real number of strikes is much higher and the conflict is escalating rapidly.
The IDF released video showing strikes of Israeli helicopters in Lebanon:
More footage of attacks on Hezbollah positions and infrastructure in the border areas of Lebanon:
A missile attack hit the headquarters of the UNIFIL (UN Interim Force in Lebanon) near the Lebanese city of Al-Naqoura, where Indonesian peacekeepers are stationed. Hezbollah and the IDF blamed each others for the attack. According to the official claim by the UNIFIL, the peacekeepers were out of shelters during the attack, but fortunately, no one was wounded.
In their turn, fighters of Hezbollah launch strikes on Israeli military positions along the border. Numerous Israeli settlements in the Western Galilee came under rocket fire, including Nahariya, Shlomi and Juanita.
Hezbollah conducted operations against an Israeli army patrol near Al-Manara. Fighters fired an anti-tank missile at an armored vehicle. Earlier, another Israeli command and observation post in Yaftah was hit.
Israel does not stop using banned phosphorous ammunition:
The Islamic Resistance of Lebanon has published footage of yesterday’s attack on Israeli armored vehicles at the Hanita military base:
Fighters of Hezbollah also fired at surveillance cameras installed along the barrier wall on the Lebanese-Israeli border:
Shooting continues near the border:
Tensions along the northern Israeli border are growing. Any of the warring sides are yet to launch any ground operations in the area. Amid the ongoing exchange of strikes, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said that Israel is not interested and does not intend to escalate the situation, unless the Shiite group itself does it. However, later the IDF declared that they were ready to fight on several fronts at once.
In their turn, Hezbollah fighters are currently destroying Israeli military infrastructure along the border. This would facilitate their operations in the area in the case of escalation. Hezbollah is unlikely to launch the attacks until the IDF enter the Gaza Strip.
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