IDF Raids Hezbollah Base Second Time
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IDF Raids Hezbollah Base Second Time

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In what has become on ongoing campaign against terrorist targets, Israeli air force planes on Sunday raided a Hezbollah base near Jabal Safi in southern Lebanon.

All planes returned safely to base after the attack, the Israel Defense Force spokesman announced.

It was the second IDF raid on the base in a month. Israeli planes attacked the Jabal Safi installation on Aug. 3.

The Jabal Safi region is the site of many camps belonging to the extremist Iranian-backed Hezbollah. It has been targeted by both Israeli airplane and helicopter strikes in retaliation for attacks on Israeli troops patrolling the security zone.

On Aug. 21, nine Israeli soldiers were wounded and one explosive-laden terrorist belonging to Hezbollah was blown to bits near the ruins of Beaufort Castle in southern Lebanon.

The terrorist was blown up when shots hit his knapsack, which was filled with explosives, believed intended to plant on the road. The Israelis were wounded by the same explosion.

Sunday’s raid was the eighth by IDF planes on terrorist bases in Lebanon in the past month.

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