3 killed, 5 wounded in Israeli airstrike in eastern Lebanon-Xinhua

3 killed, 5 wounded in Israeli airstrike in eastern Lebanon

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-06-11 18:37:15

BEIRUT, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed, and five others were injured on Tuesday in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a convoy of tankers transporting diesel in eastern Lebanon, Lebanese military sources told Xinhua.

The sources, who spoke anonymously, said that an Israeli warplane fired four air-to-surface missiles at an unspecified convoy of tankers that was transporting diesel from Syria to Lebanon.

"After the convoy crossed the Syrian border and arrived at a garage at the Hosh al-Sayyid Ali point inside Lebanese territory, it was attacked with heavy missiles, each weighing a thousand pounds."

They continued that the missiles completely burned the tanks, killing three people and wounding five others. The condition of some of them was described as critical, and a house under construction was destroyed.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah said its fighters fired a surface-to-air missile on Tuesday at dawn at an Israeli plane that violated Lebanese airspace and also attacked Israeli sites using several missiles.

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.