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The Israeli army said it attacked targets used for air defense in Lebanon.

The Israeli army said it attacked targets used for air defense in Lebanon.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said fighter jets struck air defense sites in eastern Lebanon in response to a missile fired at an Israeli drone.

Earlier on Monday, the Israeli army said one of its drones was shot down by a missile over Lebanese territory. According to Israeli media reports, Hezbollah shot down a Hermes-450 multi-purpose reconnaissance UAV.

“Recently, IDF fighter jets struck targets used for Hezbollah air defense in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. The strikes were carried out in response to the launch of a surface-to-air missile at an IDF Hermes-450 drone,” the army said in a statement on its Telegram channel.


The situation on the Israeli-Lebanese border worsened after the start of Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip in October 2023. The Israeli army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters daily fire at each other’s positions in areas along the border. According to the Lebanese Foreign Ministry, about 100 thousand people were forced to leave their homes in southern Lebanon due to Israeli shelling. The Israeli side reported about 80 thousand residents of northern Israel who found themselves in a similar situation.