ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 141

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Military strikes Hezbollah airstrip allegedly built by Iran for drone attacks

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

This image presented by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant during a speech at a conference at Reichman University in Herzliya, September 11, 2023, shows an aiport allegedly built by Iran in southern Lebanon. (Defense Ministry)
This image presented by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant during a speech at a conference at Reichman University in Herzliya, September 11, 2023, shows an aiport allegedly built by Iran in southern Lebanon. (Defense Ministry)

The IDF says it carried out a series of strikes against Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon, including an airstrip used by the terror group in the Qalaat Jabbour mountain region.

The IDF says it also struck targets in the areas of Tyre and Mghairiyeh.

The airstrip, revealed by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant last year, served Hezbollah’s aerial unit, according to the IDF. Israel accused Iran of building the runway, which is thought to be used by the terror group to launch drones.

The IDF says the strikes come in response to a drone attack on northern Israel earlier today, which has now been claimed by Hezbollah.

An Israeli soldier walks near the northern kibbutz of Kfar Blum after two drones launched by Hezbollah struck the area on January 25, 2024. (jalaa marey / AFP)

The terror group launched two explosive-laden drones from Lebanon, which impacted open areas near the northern Israeli community of Kfar Blum, causing no injuries or damage.

Hezbollah claimed it targeted an Iron Dome air defense system battery.

The IDF also says it shelled areas in southern Lebanon with artillery today, apparently to foil planned Hezbollah attacks.

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