The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has confirmed that Israel targeted one of its bases in a recent airstrike, vowing to retaliate against the attack.
Hezbollah on Wednesday condemned the act of violence, saying it would respond to the Israeli airstrike near the village of Janta, which hit a base on the Lebanon-Syria border on February 24.
The Lebanese group said Tel Aviv had violated its country’s sovereignty and that the group would retaliate at the appropriate time and place.
“We will retaliate for this Israeli aggression, and the resistance will choose the appropriate time and place as well as appropriate means to respond,” Hezbollah said in a statement.
They also denied reports suggesting the airstrike had hit a missile base.
The resistance movement said that although the attack had caused no casualties, some material damage had been done.
Although some Israeli officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Tel Aviv had carried out the attack on Monday, the Israeli military has not released any comments on the airstrike.
Beirut has filed several complaints to the United Nations over the violation of the country’s airspace by Israeli military aircraft.
Tel Aviv violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.
Earlier reports said that the airstrike on Monday had hit an area inside Syrian territory.