The Israeli military mentioned Thursday it was conducting strikes on southern Lebanon after a mortar launched from its northern neighbor exploded within the border space between the 2 foes.
“In response, the IDF (Israeli navy) is at the moment hanging the realm from which the launch was carried out in Lebanese territory,” a military statement mentioned.
Lebanon’s official ANI information company mentioned Israel had fired “greater than 15 artillery shells” which hit across the communities of Kfar Chouba and Halta.
The 2 international locations are nonetheless technically at battle, and peacekeepers from the United Nations Interim Pressure in Lebanon patrol the border between the 2 neighbors.
The newest cross-border fireplace comes after Israel bombarded Lebanon in April, in response to a barrage of rockets fired from the nation.
🔴A launch was carried out from Lebanese territory and exploded adjoining to the Blue Line in Israeli territory.
In response, the IDF is at the moment hanging the realm from which the launch was carried out in Lebanese territory.
— Israel Protection Forces (@IDF) July 6, 2023