IDF shells Lebanon after claiming rockets launched toward Israeli territory

The Israeli military said it fired artillery shells into Lebanon in response to several rockets allegedly fired from across the border. Tel Aviv claimed none of the projectiles reached the Israeli territory.

“6 rockets were just fired from Lebanon toward northern Israel, all of which fell inside Lebanon. In response, our artillery forces fired toward the sources of the launches,” the IDF said in a tweet late on Monday night.

6 rockets were just fired from Lebanon toward northern Israel, all of which fell inside Lebanon.

In response, our artillery forces fired toward the sources of the launches.

— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 17, 2021

Blasts were reportedly heard around the Misgav Am kibbutz in northern Israel shortly before the IDF announcement, triggering air raid sirens, and unconfirmed video footage has circulated online purporting to show the counterattack. 

Unconfirmed video reportedly showing the #IDF artillery fire in response to the projectiles launched. pic.twitter.com/n9Y6TIbasX

— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) May 17, 2021

The exact number of rockets fired remains unclear, with Lebanese security sources cited by AFP stating that three were launched from Lebanon. A video purporting to show the remains of one of the munitions has also made the rounds.

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Source:RT World News

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