• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Israel fires into Lebanon after missile strikes vehicle


Jerusalem, Jan 28: An anti-tank missile hit an Israeli military vehicle near the Israeli-Lebanese border on Wednesday, the Israeli military said.

Israel fires into Lebanon
Lebanese security officials said Israel later fired 25 artillery shells into Lebanon. The military did not immediately report any casualties.

The military said residents of the area have been ordered to remain in their homes. Today's attack took place near Mount Dov and Shebaa Farms, a disputed tract of land where the borders of Israel, Lebanon and Syria meet.

Lebanese officials said the shelling targeted the border villages of Majidiyeh, Abbasiyeh and Kfar Chouba near the Shebaa Farms area. There was no immediate word on casualties. The officials based in southern Lebanon spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

The attack comes after Israel launched airstrikes today targeting Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets fired the previous day into the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

The border region has been tense since an airstrike last week in Syria attributed to Israel killed six members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and an Iranian general.

Israel has declined to comment on any connection to the airstrike, but has braced for a response to the strike, beefing up its air defenses and increasing surveillance along its northern frontier. Israel says the enclave is part of the Golan Heights, which it captured from Syria in 1967.

Lebanon and Syria say Shebaa Farms belong to Lebanon, while the United Nations says the area is part of Syria and that Damascus and Israel should negotiate its fate.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more