2 IDF soldiers killed, 7 wounded in Hezbullah attack near Har Dov
Two IDF soldiers have been killed and seven wounded - two moderately and the rest lightly - in an RPG attack on an IDF jeep near Har Dov, where the borders of Israel, Syria and Lebanon all meet. This is from a constantly updated post on the IDF blog
. It's in reverse chronological order.
19:24 PM: The IDF has confirmed that during today’s attack, Hezbollah militants fired 5 anti-tank missiles at the patrolling force near Mt. Dov. One soldier and one officer were killed:
Maj. Kalangel was a company commander in the “Tzabar” Battalion of
the Givati Brigade. Staff Sgt. Nini was an infantry soldier. Their
families have been notified.
- Sergeant Dor Chaim Nini, 20, from Shtulim. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
- Captain Yochai Kalangel, 25, from Har Gilo. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major.
Seven additional IDF soldiers were injured, two of them moderately. The injured soldiers were evacuated to a hospital.
14:20 PM: The IDF has confirmed that two soldiers
were killed in this morning’s attack. Additionally, seven other soldiers
were wounded, two of them moderately.
The IDF responded to attacks with combined aerial and ground strikes at Hezbollah
13:36 PM: The IDF holds Hezbollah responsible for the attacks in northern Israel today.
12:51 PM: Mortars hit a military position on Mt. Hermon. The IDF closed the site and is evacuating civilians from the area.
An anti-tank missile was fired at a military vehicle near Mt. Dov
in northern Israel. Several injured in the attack.
I'm almost surprised the IDF only went after Hezbullah assets and not after Lebanon's infrastructure. I would expect that if Hezbullah continues to escalate, Lebanese targets will be hit.
Labels: Golan Heights, Har Dov, Hezbullah, IDF, Lebanon, Mount Hermon, Syria