Hezbollah Confirms Attack on Israeli Troops
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement, in a statement on Wednesday, announced that its forces have targeted the Israeli troops in retaliation for a recent attack on Hezbollah fighters in Syria’s strategic region of Quneitra.
According to Lebanese-based Al-Manar TV channel, the statement said that a group from Hezbollah fighters named “The Martyrs of Quneitra” has targeted an Israeli convoy in Shebaa Farms, north of the occupied territories and near the Lebanese border.
The movement also announced that the attack was mounted on Wednesday at 11:35 am (local time).
The statement added that a number of Israel’s military vehicles were destroyed and some Israeli troops were injured at the attack.
Earlier, Lebanese Al Mayadeen TV network had reported that at least 15 Israeli soldiers were killed and tens of others were injured during the attack by Hezbollah.
The report said that 9 Israeli vehicles were completely destroyed.
Meantime, El-Nashra newspaper reported that 17 Israeli military personnel, including a senior Israeli officer, were killed in the attack.
That is while, the Israeli army has said an anti-tank missile was fired at a military vehicle in Shabaa Farms.
Israeli media reports on Wednesday said four soldiers were wounded as a result of the attack.
In latest development, Press TV reported that Israel has confirmed four Israeli soldiers were killed and many others including a high-ranking commander wounded in a missile attack launched into northern Israel.
On January 18, a Zionist military helicopter gunship fired two missiles into Amal Farms in Quneitra region.
Six Hezbollah fighters, including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Hezbollah’s martyred top military commander, Imad Mughniyeh, as well as Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi were killed in the strike.
Allahdadi had traveled to Syria to provide consultation and help the Syrian government and nation counter the Takfiri terrorists in the country.