UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — There were no reports of fatalities or injuries after shelling on the Lebanese-Israeli border, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said in a statement.
Earlier, the Lebanese army command stated that more than 40 missiles were fired from Israel in the vicinity of the settlements of Marun Ar-Ras, Tarun and Varun. The shelling led to fires.
The Israeli army opened fire after a group of two Hezbollah fighters destroyed Israeli armored vehicles with anti-tank missiles in the border zone. Shiite resistance fighters, in turn, carried out an operation in response to Israeli bombing in a suburb of Damascus last week, resulting in the death of two fighters.
“The UN Interim Force in Lebanon is investigating the circumstances of the incident, including information about those killed, injured or injured as a result of the incident,” the statement said.
“At the moment, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon has not received information about those who died or wounded from either side,” it says.
According to the commander of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Stefano del Cole, what happened is a serious incident that violates UNSC resolution 1701, as well as aimed at undermining stability in this zone.
Resolution 1701 calls on Israel and Lebanon to support a “permanent ceasefire and lasting settlement,” as well as adhere to the Blue Line, the UN-recognized border between the two countries.
Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, once again said on Saturday that Shiite resistance will respond to Israeli actions, including drones attacks in the southern suburbs of Beirut and the Bekaa Valley. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, in turn, called the actions of the neighboring state open aggression, while the Lebanese High Security Council declared the right to self-defense by any means.
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