Israel strikes Lebanon's Baalbek for first time since start of Gaza war, security sources say

Israel strikes Lebanon
# 26 February 2024 15:03 (UTC +04:00)

At least two simultaneous Israeli strikes hit around Lebanon's city of Baalbek on Monday, two security sources told Reuters, the first bombardment of eastern Lebanon since regional hostilities erupted following the start of the war in Gaza, APA reports.

There was no immediate comment from the heavily armed Hezbollah.

The Baalbek region, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, is known to be a political stronghold of Hezbollah but is also home to ancient Roman ruins and is an important agricultural and transport hub for Lebanon.