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Lebanese-Israeli front heats up as Hezbollah vows retaliation

Hezbollah's leader has promised to retaliate for Israel killing two of its operatives in Syria and bombing the movement's office Lebanon.
A U.N peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) walks near a poster depicting Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in Adaisseh, Lebanon  August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho - RC187080F790

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hezbollah operatives in Syria Aug. 24. Hours later, two drones crashed in the vicinity of Hezbollah’s media relations office in a southern suburb of Beirut. One of the drones crashed without causing any damage, while the second exploded and damaged Hezbollah’s office. Hezbollah maintains that the two drones were Israeli, and that both had been armed with explosives.

These latest developments have brought the situation to a boiling point on the Lebanese-Israeli front, where a relative calm had prevailed since the end of the 2006 war.

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