TEL AVIV (Aug. 4)
The Israeli air force carried out two more raids on terrorist bases in southern Lebanon on Monday, following a similar helicopter assault Sunday.
Monday’s air assaults bring to seven the total number of sorties in the past two weeks. There have been 26 sorties so far this year.
Sunday’s attack was against Shi’ite Moslem terrorist bases in the village of Qalaylah, just north of the security zone. Monday’s raids were against Hezbollah installations in Lebanon’s Jabal Safi region, where the extremist Iranian-backed organization has many camps.
Last week, Israeli helicopters also struck Hezbollah targets in the area of Jabal Safi.
Israel has launched a series of air strikes against guerrilla targets in retaliation for attacks on its troops patrolling the security zone in southern Lebanon.