Reports say Israeli jets hit Hezbollah positions along Syria-Lebanon border
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Reports say Israeli jets hit Hezbollah positions along Syria-Lebanon border

Terror group denies raids took place; Lebanese media says explosions may be warplanes breaking sound barrier; IDF says it’s ‘aware’ of reports, but offers no comment

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A Lockheed Martin F-16I 'Sufa' takes off during the IDF/AF flight school's 156th graduation ceremony. (Tsahi Ben-Ami/Flash 90)
A Lockheed Martin F-16I 'Sufa' takes off during the IDF/AF flight school's 156th graduation ceremony. (Tsahi Ben-Ami/Flash 90)

Arabic media outlets reported that Israeli jets struck a number of Hezbollah positions along the Lebanon-Syria border on Sunday night, in reports that were not confirmed by either Hezbollah or the IAF.

The reports said the attacks were said to have occurred near the eastern Lebanese town of Baalbek, near the Syrian border.

The Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group denied the airstrikes took place. A spokesperson for the Israeli military said she was aware of the reports in Arabic media, but could not comment further.

Lebanese media outlet al-Jadeed news reported the loud sounds heard by residents of the area were not explosions, but Israeli planes breaking the sound barrier, causing sonic booms.

In statements to Hezbollah-affiliated media, the terrorist group said neither it nor the Syrian army were bombed by Israel “in Baalbek or in Syria.”

In general, the Israeli army does not discuss its airstrikes in foreign countries.

However, Israel has said repeatedly that it will thwart attempts by the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group to acquire advanced weaponry.

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