Israeli warplanes strike Palestinian base in Lebanon

The strike comes amid heightened regional tensions and a day after one alleged Israeli drone crashed in a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut while another exploded and crashed nearby.
by Georgi Azar

26 August 2019 | 11:45

Source: by Annahar

  • by Georgi Azar
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 26 August 2019 | 11:45

People listen to a speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah being broadcast on Hezbollah's al-Manar TV channel, at a coffee shop in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT: Israel targetted Palestinian positions near the Lebanese-Syrian border in the early hours of Monday, launching three strikes on the group.

The target, located west of Zahle, belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command.

No injuries were reported, sources said.

“MK planes (drones) targeted one of our sites with three small rockets. There were no casualties, only material damage,” Abu Muhammad, a local Palestinian official, told An-Nahar.

A reconnaissance drone was also spotted above the city of Baalbeck at around 11:40 am, sources said. 

The strikes come against the backdrop of Iranian-backed Hezbollah warning against further Israeli incursions on Lebanese airspace, a day after two of their drones crashed in the Hezbollah stronghold of Dahyeh in the southern suburbs of Beirut, with one exploding.

Airstrikes by Israel against Palestinian factions in Lebanon, such as this one, have been rare in the past years.

-- With AP

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