By Reuters on 05. 08.2021 To 07 h 27 1 min read

Israel carried out airstrikes in southern Lebanon, from which two rockets were fired at Israel earlier in the day, the Israeli army. / Photo taken on August 4 2021 / REUTERS / Gil Eliyahu GIL ELIYAHU

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel carried out airstrikes in southern Lebanon, from which two rockets were fired at Israel earlier in the day, the military said Thursday. Israeli.

Two rockets fired from Lebanon fell on Wednesday in Israel, which responded by firing artillery fire at its neighbor, amid heightened tensions in the region following an attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman which Israel and the United States blamed on Iran.

No group has claimed responsibility for these rocket attacks, carried out from southern Lebanon, where Shiite Hezbollah fighters supported by Tehran are present.

“Air strikes were carried out against the rocket launch sites,” the IDF said in a statement.

Hezbollah TV station Al Manar said Israeli planes carried out two r aids in the vicinity of the town of Mahmoudiyah, near the Israeli border.

(Rami Ayyub; French version Camille Raynaud)

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