JERUSALEM: The Israeli army mentioned on Saturday (Feb 3) that for the reason that outbreak of the Gaza warfare on Oct 7 it had struck greater than 50 targets in Syria linked to the Iranian-backed Lebanese movement Hezbollah.
The remarks, in a briefing by chief army spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari that primarily mentioned efforts to beat again Hezbollah assaults launched in solidarity with Hamas, had been a departure from Israel’s typical reticence about Syria operations.
“All over the place Hezbollah is, we will be. We’ll take motion in every single place required within the Center East,” Hagari mentioned.
Israeli forces have attacked 34,000 Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, together with 120 border surveillance outposts, 40 caches of missiles and different weaponry and greater than 40 command centres, Hagari mentioned. He put the variety of enemy lifeless at greater than 200. Hagari mentioned Israel had deployed three military divisions alongside its facet of the Lebanese border in anticipation of Hezbollah getting concerned after Palestinian Hamas launched a shock cross-border assault on Oct 7, triggering the warfare within the Gaza Strip.
With tens of 1000’s of its northern residents having evacuated, Israel has threatened to escalate the Lebanon combating except Hezbollah backs off from the border – and has sought Western assist in discovering a diplomatic resolution in Beirut.