Israeli Warplanes Bomb Hizbollah Positions Following Mortar Attack on Shebaa Farms
The Lebanese Resistance party Hizbollah launched Wednesday afternoon heavy anti-aircraft, anti-tank fire on Israeli positions at the Shebaa Farms, Israel’s Army Radio reported. No casualties reported.
Security sources and witnesses said Hizbollah fired mortar rounds and Israeli troops responded with shelling near the Lebanese village of Kfar Shouba. Additionally, Israeli warplanes attacked Hizbollah's positions in the area.
It was the first Hizbollah attack on the area since October.
Earlier, Hizbollah anti-aircraft units targeted an Israeli pilotless surveillance plane flying along the Israeli Lebanese border.
The anti-aircraft fire was aimed at the plane as it flew over Kibbutz Manara, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The plane was not hit and there was no evidence falling shrapnel caused any damage within Israel, Israel Radio reported.
Loud explosions were heard in nearby Kiryat Shmona and extra police forces patrolled the city's streets in an effort to calm down residents. (Albawaba.com)
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