Photo: Reuters
IAF air strike
Photo: Reuters

Cycle ends: IDF targets al-Khiam detention center

At least five rockets fired at buildings in former detention center in south Lebanon; 'Israel interested in eliminating memories of Zionist terror there,' al-Manar says of attack

The Israel Air Force on Thursday attacked a detention center operated by Israel in the southern Lebanese city of al-Khiam during its presence in south Lebanon.


According to a report in Hizbullah's al-Manar television station, the Israeli air force dropped at least five bombs on the compound.


One of the bombs exploded in an area separating a jail wing and a post belonging to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Israel raids former al-Khiam detention center (Photo:Reuters)


An al-Manar reported said "Israel is interested in erasing the memories of Zionist terror from there." The station said Israeli drones hovered over the compound before and during the attack.


And also from Lebanon: Until now, Hizbullah gave no further information, beyond denying that none of its leaders was injured in the air force raid on southern Beirut.


In parallel, the air force attacked targets in Baalbek, Ras el-Ain, and al-Hirmel in the Bekaa Valley.


In al-Hirmel, a bridge and a station belonging to al-Manar were hit. Three people were injured in the attack.


For now relative calm reigns over Beirut and Tyre, a unusual thing in comparison to other days.


Simultaneously, the US navy is using Greek ships to evacuate foreign nationals from Beirut. Al-Jazeera reported that 8,000 of an estimated 25,000 American citizens in Lebanon have asked to be evacuated.


פרסום ראשון: 07.20.06, 16:01
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