Hezbollah Fires Over 200 Rockets Into Israel Following Senior Commander’s Killing

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah launched over 200 rockets and dispatched a swarm of drones targeting 10 Israeli military sites on Thursday, July 4. This aggressive response came in the wake of the killing of Mohammed Nasser, one of Hezbollah’s senior commanders, in southern Lebanon on Wednesday, July 3.

The Israeli military has stated that Hezbollah’s claims are “under review,” while Israel’s ambulance service confirmed that there were no casualties reported from the attacks.

The latest barrage of rockets follows a series of retaliatory strikes by Hezbollah on Wednesday. In these attacks, the militant group fired 100 Katyusha rockets at an Israeli military base in the Golan Heights and targeted another base in Kiryat Shmona, a town near the Israel-Lebanon border, with Iranian-made Falaq missiles.

Nasser’s death, resulting from an airstrike near the city of Tyre in southern Lebanon, marks the loss of one of Hezbollah’s most senior figures in the ongoing conflict, according to Reuters.

Hezbollah’s military actions began on October 7, following an attack on Israel by its Palestinian ally, Hamas. Declaring its support for the Palestinians, Hezbollah initiated strikes on Israeli targets along the Lebanon border and has vowed to continue its assaults until Israel halts its offensive in Gaza.

The recent hostilities have taken a heavy toll on both sides. Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes due to the violence. According to Reuters tallies, Israeli attacks in Lebanon have resulted in the deaths of over 300 Hezbollah fighters and 88 civilians. On the Israeli side, fire from Lebanon has killed 18 soldiers and 10 civilians.

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