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Lebanon's Hezbollah carries out mock cross-border raids into Israel

Fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah Iran-backed militant group hold military drills in southern Lebanon including mock raids against Israel
— Aaramta (Lebanon) (AFP)

Lebanon's Hezbollah movement simulated cross-border raids into Israel Sunday in a show of its military might, using live ammunition and an attack drone, AFP correspondents said.

Around 200 Hezbollah fighters took part in the raids, part of large-scale military exercise in Aaramta, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of the Israeli border.

Dozens of journalists were invited to the event which took place ahead of the anniversary next week of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000.

One simulated raid involved a drone attack against a target inside Israel, while in another, fighters attacked vehicles across a mock border, retrieved a dummy's body from one of the cars and whisked it back across the "frontier".

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