Hezbollah leader: We have no missile factories in Lebanon

Hezbollah leader: We have no missile factories in Lebanon

Both Hezbollah and Iran have denied these claims.

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah is categorically denying Israeli claims about his group having factories to produce precision-guided missiles in Lebanon. "We have as many precision-guided missiles in Lebanon as we need for any confrontation, small or big", he said.

According to the IDF, it was chose to expose the project in order to deny Hezbollah the ability to hide the existence of its Iranian-sponsored manufacturing sites in Lebanon - despite the risk that the revelation may expose just how much intelligence Israel has gathered over the years about these sites.

Sunday's attack in Lebanon came just hours after Israel launched strikes in neighbouring Syria to prevent what it said was an impending Iranian drone attack on the Jewish state. Most of these attempts were thwarted by attacks attributed to Israel, and Hezbollah failed to achieve its goals in the missile precision program.

With Iraq officials expressing growing concerns at recent Israeli attacks on their territory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doubling down on the policy, declaring that he is "doing everything" to defend Israel, including attacks in Lebanon, Syria, and in Iraq.

On Aug. 25, an Israeli drone was brought down over the southern suburbs of Beirut, while a second one exploded in the air, causing severe damage to a media center belonging to Hezbollah.

Israel and Hezbollah battled to a stalemate in a monthlong war in 2006.

Mohammad Hossein-Zadeh Hejaziis a military commander in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Almost 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 158 Israelis, mostly soldiers, were killed in the conflict.

In his Saturday speech, Nasrallah vowed to retaliate "at all costs" and target Israeli drones, which often operate in Lebanese airspace.

"We continue to classify Hezbollah as our main enemy and the Lebanese Armed Forces as a potential enemy", Conricus said.

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