(Beirut) Hezbollah announced Tuesday that it had bombed an Israeli army base, in response to nighttime Israeli raids on eastern Lebanon which killed three of its fighters, according to a source close to the powerful formation.

Violence between the Israeli army and Hezbollah has increased in intensity in recent days, with the pro-Iranian formation announcing on Monday that it had shot down an Israeli Hermes 900 drone.

In a statement, Hezbollah announced that it had “launched dozens of Katyusha rockets” at an Israeli army position in the occupied Golan Heights.

He specified that this attack came “in response to the Zionist aggression against the Bekaa plain” in eastern Lebanon.

Hezbollah announced the death of three of its fighters on Tuesday, without specifying the circumstances of their deaths. A source close to the training confirmed that they were killed in Israeli strikes in eastern Lebanon.

The Israeli army for its part indicated that “combat planes had struck a military compound of Hezbollah unit 4400, responsible for logistical reinforcement […] and the smuggling of weapons to and from Lebanon”.

It said it had targeted two sites in the Baalbeck sector, a Hezbollah stronghold near the Syrian border.

An AFP correspondent reported that a building was completely destroyed in the Hermel region, about 140 km from the Lebanese-Israeli border.

For his part, the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), Rami Abdel Rahmane, told AFP that the strikes had left six dead, three Hezbollah fighters and three Syrians working for training. Lebanese.

The NGO, based in the United Kingdom but which has a vast network of sources in the country at war, specified that one of the strikes had targeted “a convoy of tankers and heavy goods vehicles which was at the border between Lebanon and Syria”.

The Shiite movement is heavily deployed on both sides of the eastern border between Lebanon and Syria, where it supports the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Since the start of the war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas on October 7, Hezbollah has regularly exchanged fire with the Israeli army, in support of its Palestinian ally.

More than eight months of violence have left at least 462 dead in Lebanon, including around 90 civilians and 302 Hezbollah fighters, according to an AFP count.