Israeli tanks patrol the southern part of the IsraelGaza border Photo: Atef Safadi/EFE/EPA
The Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah intensified its attacks on northern Israel this Monday (29), most of them with rocket launches, including several with largecaliber Burkantype projectiles.
At least four of the attacks involved Burkan rocket launches, three of which targeted Israel Defense Forces (IDF) military posts and a fourth against a group of military personnel, the terrorists said in a series of statements.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah announced the addition of these projectiles to his operational arsenal late last year, saying they could carry warheads of up to half a ton, making them one of the most powerful weapons he has used in the current clashes.
Hezbollah also claimed responsibility this Monday for two attacks using Iranianmade Falaq projectiles.
On Friday (26), the terrorist group used Falaq1 rockets for the first time since the crossfire with Israel began on October 8, Lebanese Al Manar television, which serves as Hezbollah's spokesman, confirmed at the time.
According to an infographic published by Al Manar, the 240 mm projectiles have a range of up to 10 kilometers and warheads of 50 kilograms each.
In response to a series of projectile launches from Lebanese territory, the IDF announced airstrikes against two Hezbollah military installations, saying it had identified several terrorists.
The border clashes are the worst since the 2006 war between the two sides and have raised fears that Lebanon could become a second front in the conflict between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas.
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