IDF reinforces northern border with Lebanon after Hezbollah threats
BREAKING: The IDF will deploy an additional battalion to the northern border with Lebanon after Hezbollah terror group threatened to retaliate for the elimination of one of its Muslim terrorists in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria earlier this week.
In a new video released by the terror group, a terror cell is seen preparing to launch anti-tank missiles toward Israel.
“In light of a situational assessment that was held in the IDF, it was decided to send a pinpoint reinforcement of infantry troops to the Northern Command,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
The IDF added that life along the border continues undisturbed for farmers and holidaymakers.
The Hezbollah terror group announced on Tuesday that a Muslim terrorist belonging to the terror group was eliminated monday night in alleged Israeli strikes in Damascus.
According to Arab reports, Hezbollah would likely respond to the elimination of its terrorist.
At least seven Iranian terrorists were eliminated in the airstrikes, which targeted weapons depots belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards terror group near Damascus Airport.
Weapons shipments and several buildings were reportedly destroyed in the strikes.
Israel has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years, most of them aimed at arms shipments to be headed from Iran to its Shiite proxy Hezbollah.
Several Hezbollah terrorists have been eliminated in the strikes over the past years. However, it was the first time that Hezbollah confirmed the elimination of one of them since August 2019, when two Hezbollah and an Iranian terrorist were eliminated while trying to launch explosive-laden drones into Israel.
A week later, Hezbollah fired three anti-tank guided missiles toward an IDF post and military ambulance near the towns of Avivim and Yir’on in northern Israel. The IDF faked casualties evacuations in order to curb Hezbollah strikes, but no one was hurt in the attack.