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Hizbollah vows to retaliate after Israel's reported air strike

Published on Feb 26, 2014 9:31 PM

BEIRUT (AFP) - Hizbollah on Wednesday threatened to retaliate after Israel's first reported air raid targeting a position of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement since the 2006 war.

The statement comes two days after Israeli warplanes struck a Hizbollah position in eastern Lebanon, amid fears that the region may be dragged into further conflict.

"On Monday night... the Israeli enemy's warplanes bombarded a Hizbollah position on the Lebanese-Syrian border, near the area of Janta in the Bekaa Valley" in eastern Lebanon, Hizbollah said.

Wednesday's statement was the group's first admission that it had been the target of the raid, although Lebanese sources had previously reported the attack.

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