Hezbollah Vows Retaliation After Israeli Drone Attacks on Beirut

Hezbollah officials believe drones were meant for 'certain targets'

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has promised to retaliate on Sunday after Israeli drones carried out a series of attacks in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. The drones crashed and exploded in a southern suburb of Beirut.

Nasrallah referred to the strikes as a “suicide drone attack,” and that he would not allow the strike to pass, adding that Israeli troops at the border should “be ready and wait for us.”

Israel has so far not commented on the attack, which came just hours after an overnight attack on Syria. Hezbollah officials have said they believe the drones were meant for “certain targets,” without specifying who.

Lebanese government officials were also deeply critical, saying the Israeli attack violated Lebanese sovereignty. That is true, but unlikely to matter, as US officials generally support Israeli attacks.

Author: Jason Ditz

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