3 February 2024

An Israeli military spokesperson affirmed that “we will continue to act wherever Hizbollah is present, we will continue to act wherever it is required in the Middle East. What is true for Lebanon is true for Syria, and is true for other more distant places”. He further reported that since 7 October the IDF had struck over 3,400 Hizbollah targets in Lebanon and over 50 in Syria. The following day, Defence Minister Yoav Gallant warned Hizbollah that “we have not yet begun to activate all our units and all our special abilities. We have many elements ready… The clear-cut instruction I gave the Air Force is to point the noses of our aircraft northward”.

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