TEL AVIV (Oct. 1)
Israeli clashes with Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon continued this week, with an Israeli helicopter attack against the pro-Iranian terrorist bases on Wednesday night.
The Israeli strike followed a massive attack by Hezbollah on Israeli-backed Lebanese forces over Rosh Hashanah.
The Israeli air force helicopters returned safely to their base after hitting targets in two villages southeast of Tyre.
The attack destroyed the home of a Hezbollah leader in the village of Deir Kanoun, southeast of Tyre, Lebanese news reports said. The leader, Ahmad Kasseir was not home at the time.
Targets in the village of Ein Abu-Suwair were also reportedly hit.
Heavy Hezbollah fire Tuesday across a broad front in the Israeli-controlled security zone of south Lebanon triggered fighting that left at least nine dead.
The Hezbollah terrorists killed an Irish member of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and wounded another when they pushed their way through a checkpoint to attack a position of the Israeli-trained South Lebanese Army.
The aggressive push occurred after Hezbollah directed Katyusha rockets, mortars and fire from anti-aircraft guns, Sager anti-tank missiles and machine guns at the security zone.
Two SLA soldiers, at least two Lebanese civilians and four Hezbollah gunmen were killed in the fighting, which was described as one of the heaviest in recent months.