Israel attacked the operational command center of the Shiite Hezbollah movement in southern Lebanon. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced this on Sunday, February 4, on its Telegram channel.
“Recently, IDF fighters struck Hezbollah’s operational command center and military complex in the city of Yarun,” the report states.
In addition, the IDF said that the Israeli military also struck a Hezbollah observation post in the village of Maroun al-Ras in southern Lebanon.
Earlier, on February 3, IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said that since the beginning of the escalation of the Middle East conflict, the IDF had attacked more than 3.4 thousand Hezbollah targets in Lebanon and 50 targets of the group in Syria.
On January 17, aircraft and drones of the Israeli Air Force launched strikes against Hezbollah armed formations in southern Lebanon. On the same day, the Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Herzi Halevi, said that war on Israel’s northern borders (on the border with Lebanon) was becoming increasingly likely.
On January 16, it became known that an Israeli Air Force fighter had struck Hezbollah infrastructure in southern Lebanon.
The IDF on January 9 confirmed the liquidation of the commander of the air force of Hezbollah’s armed wing in southern Lebanon.
In Lebanon on January 8, the commander of an elite Hezbollah unit was killed. He was reportedly killed when a missile hit the car he was riding in.
On January 6, it became known about IDF strikes on the rear bases of Hezbollah armed formations in southern Lebanon. It was noted that the areas of Kautaria es-Sayyad and al-Sharqiya, located between the cities of Saida and Nabatiyeh, were attacked. On the part of the Hezbollah movement, as a result of the attacks, the losses amounted to five fighters per day, Al Mayadeen TV channel specified.
The day before, it was reported that Israeli air force fighters launched missile attacks on the rear bases of Hezbollah armed formations in the area of the Lebanese city of Blida.
On December 27 last year, Halevi said that IDF forces on the border with Lebanon were put on high alert.
Prior to this, on December 9, the head of the Israeli National Security Council (NSC), Tzachi Hanegbi, warned that Tel Aviv wants to push Hezbollah deep into Lebanon from Israel’s northern borders.
The situation in the Middle East escalated on the morning of October 7, when the Palestinian radical movement Hamas subjected Israeli territory to massive rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, and also invaded the border areas in the south of the country and took hostages. That same day, Israel began retaliating against targets in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians are seeking to return the borders between the two countries to the lines that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War. Palestine wants to create its own state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and make East Jerusalem its capital. Israel refuses the conditions set.