Hezbollah denies that half of its commanders in southern Lebanon have been killed, as Israel has claimed.

Lebanese Hezbollah denied on Thursday, April 25, that half of its commanders in southern Lebanon were missing. “destroyed” In an Israeli attack, the Jewish state confirmed earlier in the day.

“These claims are false and completely baseless.”, a source in the powerful pro-Iranian movement told Agence France-Presse. Number of Hezbollah members “Those responsible can count those killed on their fingers”, added this resource. According to her, the Israeli accusations “Aimed at boosting the morale of the army [israélienne] It collapsed ».

On Wednesday, the Israeli military announced an “offensive operation” in southern Lebanon, saying its air force and artillery struck forty Lebanese Hezbollah targets, killing half of its commanders in the sector. “Half of Hezbollah commanders in southern Lebanon have been eliminated, while the other half have gone into hiding”Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said.

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Almost daily exchanges between Israel and Hezbollah

For its part, the official Lebanese agency ANI said, At least thirteen Israeli strikes near Aïta El-Chaab. “Israeli military aircraft carried out more than thirteen airstrikes targeting the suburbs of Aida El-Shab, Ramye, Jabal Plat and Khaled Warda”The company announced.

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Since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip on October 7, Hezbollah has launched almost daily attacks against Israel in support of its ally, the Palestinian Islamic Movement. The Israeli military retaliated by bombing deeper and deeper into Lebanese territory and conducting targeted attacks against Hezbollah officials.

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In total, violence between Israel on one side and Hezbollah and allied groups on the other has killed 380 people on the Lebanese side, including 72 civilians, since the war began. In northern Israel, 11 soldiers and 8 civilians were killed, according to the military.

The world with AFP

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