Hezbollah Vows Retaliation for Monday Israeli Attack

Attack Reportedly Killed Four Hezbollah Members

Hezbollah issued their first statement on Israel’s Monday night attack on a base in eastern Lebanon, confirming the incident and dubbing it “flagrant aggression against Lebanon.”

The strike targeted a reported missile base near the Syrian border, and reportedly killed four Hezbollah members. Hezbollah’s own statement denied the deaths, saying it caused only “material damage.”

Hezbollah vowed retaliation over the strike, though they said they would “choose the right time and place” for the offensive. Other Lebanese officials discussed a possible response to the attack, though their options are limited.

Some Israeli reports have spun the attack as a “bet” that Hezbollah wouldn’t retaliate against them during their ongoing involvement in Syria, though the Israeli military continues to talk up the many targets of their “next war with Lebanon,” so it isn’t clear if the military really cares if they start another war or not.

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