Hezbollah Deputy Leader: 'New Phase' In War With Israel After Strikes

Lebanon's Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Reuters: Hezbollah says rocket attack on Israeli-occupied Golan marks 'new phase'

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Monday a missile salvo into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last week marked a new phase in the Syrian war and showed Damascus and its allies would not let Israeli attacks in Syria go unanswered.

Israel has said the attack from Syrian territory was carried out by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, which set up Shi’ite Hezbollah in Lebanon in 1982. Iranian forces and Hezbollah have deployed to Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

Israel said it had attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria in response to the attack, which marked the first time Iranian forces have fired at Israeli-held territory. It was the most extensive military exchange ever between the foes.

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WNU Editor: I do not see a new phase. I just see the same rhetoric/threats/and the brewing of another war.

More News On Hezbollah Declaring That A 'New Phase' In War Against Israel Has Begun

Hezbollah Says 'New Phase' in War With Israel After Strikes -- US News and World Report/AP
Hezbollah Says Rocket Attack on Israel Marks 'New Phase' in Syrian War -- Haaretz
Hezbollah: Iranian missile barrage affirmed ‘new balance of deterrence’ -- TOI/AP
Hezbollah: Attacks on IDF in Posts Affirmed "Balance Of Deterrence"- Reports -- Sputnik

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