Israel defence forces say their aircraft strike Hezbollah

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The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said its aircraft were carrying out strikes against targets of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement in response to missile launches towards Israel.

“Over the last few hours, in response to rocket launches and anti-tank missiles fired toward Israel, IDF aircraft struck Hezbollah terror targets,” the IDF said in a statement on Telegram.

It said among these targets were military compounds as well as Hezbollah infrastructure. Additionally, the IDF struck anti-tank missile launchers located along the border and directed toward Israel.

“The IDF is ready and will continue to operate on all fronts to ensure the safety of Israeli civilians,” the army said.

On October 7, Hamas launched a surprise large-scale rocket attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip and breached the border, killing and abducting people in neighbouring Israeli communities.

Israel launched retaliatory strikes and ordered a complete blockade of the Gaza Strip, home to more than two million people, cutting off supplies of water, food, and fuel.

Thousands of deaths and injuries have been reported on both sides as a result of the escalation.

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