Israeli jets struck what its military said were rocket launch sites in Lebanon early on Thursday in response to two rockets fired towards Israel from Lebanese territory the day prior, in an escalation of cross-border hostilities amid heightened friction with Iran.
The rockets launched from Lebanon on Wednesday struck a field in northern Israel, causing brush fires along the hilly frontier. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, which came from an area of south Lebanon under the sway of Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas.
Israel responded with several rounds of artillery fire on Wednesday before launching airstrikes early on Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.
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