Syria reports Israeli Air Force strikes on Hezbollah targets overnight Saturday

Additional airstrikes reported overnight Saturday; IDF does not comment on reports

Two airstrike on Syrian-Lebanese border

Various Syrian media outlets claim that the Israeli Air Force carried out additional airstrikes on Hezbollah targets overnight Saturday.

According to reports, over seven strikes on Hezbollah posts in the Qalamoun region were reported, Hezbollah’s Al Mayadeen denying any explosions at any of its bases. On Saturday evening, the IDF released a statement that there would be ”sounds of explosions may be heard in the Upper Galilee. These are initiated and controlled explosions that were planned in advance and not a security incident.”

The IDF refused to comment on the reports.

There have been numerous reports of Israeli airstrikes in the Qalamoun region over the past three months. The region is a central Hezbollah location with a heavy Syrian Army presence.

Last week, Israel reportedly carried out strikes targeting the terrorist Samir Kuntar, who was responsible for the murder of Israelis Danny Haran and his daughter Einat in 1979. Kuntar, who was released as part of a deal to return the bodies of Israeli reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, was killed in the strikes, Hezbollah swearing to retaliate for the incident.