Hezbollah commander killed in Israeli strike

Meanwhile, Israel says it has killed the commander of Hezbollah’s coastal sector.

The commander of Hezbollah’s coastal sector has been killed in an Israeli strike, the IDF has said.

It said one of its aircraft “struck and eliminated” Ismail Yusaf Baz in the Ain Ebel area of Lebanon.

The commander had served as a senior official in several positions in Hezbollah’s military wing.

He had also planned rocket and anti-tank missile launches toward Israel from Lebanon’s coastal area, the IDF said.

Shortly before the strike, Hezbollah said it attacked Israel’s Iron Dome air defence units in the area of Beit Hillel, claiming they scored direct hits and had killed or wounded their crew members.

Israel is continuing its warnings that it will retaliate against Iran following a large-scale attack at the weekend.

“Iran will not get [off] scot-free with this aggression,” IDF spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari told reporters.

He was speaking from the Julis military base, where he showed the remains of an intercepted missile.

“We will not allow this aggression in the region,” he added.

Yesterday, the IDF signalled it would respond to the attack from Iran and would do whatever was needed – but it did not say when or how it would retaliate.


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