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Israel claims to hit two Hezbollah fighters on Syria border

Israel's army said Wednesday it opened fire and struck two members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as they tried to plant a bomb near the Israeli-Syrian ceasefire line. "Earlier today, two Hezbollah-affiliated terrorists were identified attempting to plant an explosive device near the Israel-Syria border in the northern Golan Heights. IDF (Israeli army) forces... fired towards the suspects (and) hits were identified," the army said in a statement. The army did not specify what weapons were used to fire at the suspected Hezbollah members.

Israel says shot 2 Hezbollah fighters on Syrian Golan

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot two Hezbollah fighters who tried to plant a bomb near the fence between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Syrian-held territory on Wednesday, the army said. An army spokeswoman said Israeli intelligence had identified the men as members of Hezbollah, a Lebanese militia which is helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fight a civil war. She had no immediate word on their condition.

Israel claims to hit two Hezbollah fighters on Syria border

Israel's army said Wednesday it struck two members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as they tried to plant a bomb near the Israeli-Syrian border. "Earlier today, two Hezbollah-affiliated terrorists were identified attempting to plant an explosive device near the Israel-Syria border in the northern Golan Heights. IDF (Israeli army) forces... fired towards the suspects (and) hits were identified," the army said in a statement. The army did not specify what weapons were used to fire at the suspected Hezbollah members.

Israel warns Lebanon to curb Hezbollah reprisals for air strike

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel warned Lebanon on Friday to prevent threatened Hezbollah retaliation for an alleged Israeli air strike on a site used by the guerrillas on the Syrian border. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied carrying out Monday's strike, in keeping with its silence on at least three such attacks over the past year targeting suspected Hezbollah-bound convoys of advanced weapons from civil war-torn Syria.

Israeli troops on alert after Hezbollah threat

Israeli troops along the border with Lebanon were on high alert Wednesday night after Hezbollah threatened action over what it said was an Israeli air raid, army radio said. "The military ordered farmers to stay away from the border... and there was movement of military vehicles around border communities," the radio said. The army itself did not make any statement. Earlier Wednesday, Hezbollah threatened to retaliate after Israel's first reported air raid targeting a position of the Lebanese Shiite movement since a 2006 war between them.

Hezbollah vows response to 'Israeli air strike'

Hezbollah threatened Wednesday to retaliate after Israel's first reported air raid on a position of the Shiite movement inside Lebanon since a 2006 war between them. In response, Israeli army radio said troops along the Lebanese border were on alert. The warning from Hezbollah, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, came after Israeli warplanes reportedly struck one of its positions in neighbouring Lebanon, amid fears the region might be dragged into further conflict over Syria's civil war.

Hezbollah vows response to 'Israeli air strike'

Hezbollah on Wednesday threatened to retaliate after Israel's first reported air raid targeting a position of the Lebanese Shiite movement since a 2006 war. The statement comes two days after Israeli warplanes struck a Hezbollah position in eastern Lebanon, amid fears that the region may be dragged into further conflict. "On Monday night... the Israeli enemy's warplanes bombarded a Hezbollah position on the Lebanese-Syrian border, near the area of Janta in the Bekaa Valley" of eastern Lebanon, Hezbollah said.

Hezbollah vows response to 'Israeli air strike'

Hezbollah on Wednesday threatened to retaliate after Israel's first reported air raid targeting a position of the Lebanese Shiite movement since the 2006 war. The statement comes two days after Israeli warplanes struck a Hezbollah position in eastern Lebanon, amid fears that the region may be dragged into further conflict. "On Monday night... the Israeli enemy's warplanes bombarded a Hezbollah position on the Lebanese-Syrian border, near the area of Janta in the Bekaa Valley" in eastern Lebanon, Hezbollah said.

Hezbollah vows response to 'Israeli air strike'

Hezbollah on Wednesday confirmed an Israeli air raid two days earlier on one of its positions in Lebanon and vowed to respond "at the appropriate time" to the "blatant aggression". "On Monday night... the Israeli enemy's warplanes bombarded a Hezbollah position on the Lebanese-Syrian border, near the area of Janta in the Bekaa Valley" in eastern Lebanon, said Hezbollah. The Shiite movement's statement was the group's first admission it had been targeted in the raid, although Lebanese sources had previously reported the attack.

Hezbollah vows response to 'Israeli air strike'

Hezbollah on Wednesday confirmed an Israeli air raid two days earlier on one of its positions in Lebanon and vowed to respond "at the appropriate time" to the "blatant aggression". "This new attack amounts to blatant aggression against Lebanon, its sovereignty and territory," the armed Shiite movement said in a statement, adding that "it will not stand without a response from the Resistance, which will choose the appropriate time, place and means".
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