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Israel Retaliates After Projectile Fired From Lebanon: IDF

A projectile was fired from Lebanon into northern Israel, prompting a retaliation, the Israel Defense Forces said early Monday.

The projectile fell in an open field near a kibbutz, Israel’s army said in a statement, which made no mention of casualties.

“In response to the projectile launched from Lebanon into northern Israel earlier tonight, IDF Artillery forces are currently targeting the source of the launch in Lebanon,” the IDF said.

The attack was not immediately claimed by any group.

Neighbors Lebanon and Israel are technically in a state of war. The Jewish state and Lebanon’s Shiite militant group Hezbollah have exchanged fire across the heavily guarded border last summer.

The two sides fought a devastating war in 2006 after Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers. The 34-day conflict killed 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

It ended with an UN-backed ceasefire that saw the Lebanese army deploy in border areas.

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