Israeli drone hits fuel tanker in E. Lebanon, injures driver-Xinhua

Israeli drone hits fuel tanker in E. Lebanon, injures driver

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-04-25 22:32:45

BEIRUT, April 25 (Xinhua) -- An Israeli drone on Thursday struck a fuel tanker near the city of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon, seriously wounding its driver, a Lebanese military source said.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the tanker was transporting fuel from Syria to the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah. It was hit by several shrapnels in the village of Duris near Baalbek, resulting in the driver's injury and heavy diesel leakage.

Hezbollah has yet to comment on the raid.

According to the source, Israeli warplanes conducted five airstrikes on Thursday morning in the village of Al-Rehan in the town of Jezzine, about 25 kilometers from the Lebanon-Israel border. The raids also targeted the Labouneh area in southern Lebanon.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces used about 35 shells to bombard 10 towns and villages in the border area, which led to several fires in the areas of Rachaya Al-Fakhar and Al-Labouneh in southern Lebanon, according to the military source.

Tensions along the Lebanon-Israel border escalated on Oct. 8, 2023, following a barrage of rockets launched by the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah toward Israel in solidarity with Hamas' attack on Israel the day before. Israel then retaliated by firing heavy artillery toward southeastern Lebanon.