TEL AVIV (Jul. 9)
Israeli air force jets raided Hezbollah bases in southern Lebanon on Monday, for the second time in 24 hours.
A military spokesman said the targets were in the a-Lueiza region, north of the border security zone in southern Lebanon. The bases were used by the Islamic fundamentalist group, whose name translates as Party of God, “for organizing and launching attacks” on Israel, the spokesman said.
Reports from Lebanon said two people were killed when a-Lueiza village, 25 miles south of Beirut, was attacked by four Israeli planes firing air-to-ground missiles.
The target on Sunday was Jarjua village, also north of the security zone.
That raid followed two separate but simultaneous strikes by Israeli jets last Friday against bases of Ahmed Jabril’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command in areas of Lebanon under Syrian control.
Monday’s raid was the 16th by the Israeli air force against targets in Lebanon so far this year. Reports from Lebanon said 13 people were killed and 75 wounded in the previous strikes.