Hezbollah shoots down Hermes 900 convoy, Israel retaliates by bombing Baalbek

Yesterday, Saturday, the Israeli army announced that it had carried out an airstrike in Baalbek region in East Lebanon, injuring many people, including children, as a result of Israeli bombardment that targeted several towns and had previously announced that it had bombed Israeli bases and shot down a convoy from a Hermes 900 model.

via Israeli military radio

For its part, the official Lebanese National News Agency reported that Israeli warplanes struck at around 10 a.m. local time (19:00 GMT), targeting one of the Al Mishik farms on the outskirts of Qald al-Sabah. West of Baalbeck. He explained that the raid resulted in “two minor injuries and material losses”.

The strike came hours after Israel bombed villages in southern Lebanon, injuring “16 children,” a source in Hezbollah’s health authority told Agence France-Presse, while the national news agency said seven people were injured in the Israeli strike. Siddiqui town in Tire region.

The Israeli military, for its part, announced in a statement that it had “bombed more than 40 targets in Lebanon in the past 72 hours”, explaining that its forces had “hit key sources of military facilities where Hezbollah terrorists operated”. to Hezbollah,” and “bombing sites from Israel”.

The Israeli military said it destroyed a Hezbollah missile launch site from which missiles were fired at two buildings, one of which was military, and two militants in Kiryat Shmona were eliminated in the town of Majdal, an Israeli military spokesman confirmed in Salem, southern Lebanon.

Earlier on Saturday, Hezbollah announced an “air strike with assault marches on Iftah Barracks” in northern Israel, and it said it carried out several additional attacks on Israeli military bases during the day.

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He announced that the headquarters of the Israeli Army’s Eastern Command in Kiryat Shmona had been bombarded with a heavy missile, setting it on fire and destroying part of it.

Hezbollah said it struck 8 Israeli targets along Lebanon’s southern border and fired missiles targeting a gathering of Israeli soldiers north of Yifta forces. Shomera and Nattua settlements and al-Baghdadi and al-Marj sites.

Hermes 900 March

Hezbollah said in a statement that it had shot down an Israeli drone, a Hermes 900, and in a statement, “after careful monitoring, anticipation and pursuit of enemy marches targeting assassinations and safe houses,” the party’s fighters ambushed the “Hermes 900” drone and “targeted it with weapons.”

The Israeli military said in a statement that a “surface-to-air missile was fired at a drone operating in Lebanese airspace,” confirming that “the aircraft crashed in Lebanese territory” and that “the incident is under review.” ,” reveals that the drone is one of the largest and most expensive in its arsenal.

An Al Jazeera reporter said an Israeli drone was shot down in the airspace of the central sector of southern Lebanon. Video footage showed smoke billowing from the parade, then falling into a wooded area and catching fire. Place.

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