Israel Strikes Militant Base in Lebanon After Rocket Fire
Israel said it bombed a militant group’s base in Lebanon on Friday in response to the launching of four rockets across its northern border hours earlier. It was Israel’s first airstrike inside Lebanon since its 2006 war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
The target was a base belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command located near the town of Naameh, just 10 miles south of Beirut, Lebanon’s state news agency reported.
The Popular Front denied any involvement in the rocket attack inside Israel, for which an al-Qaeda-linked organization had already claimed responsibility.