In a statement released Friday, Lebanon’s terror group Hezbollah says it fired a barrage of “dozens” of rockets at “open fields” near Israeli positions close to the Lebanese border, calling it retaliation for Israeli airstrikes on southern Lebanon a day earlier.
The strike came as the Israeli army says sirens in northern Israel warned of new attacks in the Golan Heights and Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border on Friday.
A Lebanese army official said the military had no confirmation yet of rockets fired from south Lebanon, where the Iran-backed Hezbollah group has stockpiled thousands of rockets.
Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV reported that five rockets were fired from southern Lebanon toward an Israeli army position in the disputed Shebaa Farms area on the edge of the Golan Heights. The station referred to the firing as “unknown rockets,” an apparent term suggesting that Hezbollah was not behind the attack.