Hezbollah escalated its attacks against Israel on Wednesday, launching over 200 rockets across the border in retaliation for the assassination of one of its senior commanders.

The killed Hezbollah leader has been identified as Taleb Abdallah, who served as a field commander overseeing operations in central areas along the Israeli-Lebanese border.

“He was the most senior Hezbollah commander killed during eight months of hostilities,” one Lebanese source told Reuters about the impact of Israel’s strike that also terminated three other Hezbollah operatives. The four were reportedly meeting together in the southern Lebanese village of Jouaiyya.

Abdallah, who outranked even the high-ranking Hezbollah commander Wissam Tawil killed in January, had often accompanied Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah before the tyrannical leader went into hiding in 2006.

In response, Hezbollah has executed multiple reprisal attacks, including firing waves of guided rockets at sensitive Israeli military sites like the Ein Zeitim headquarters and an air surveillance station in Meron.

The Israeli military confirmed its Iron Dome defense system intercepted most of the incoming rockets. However, strikes still impacted multiple locations, igniting fires and causing air raid sirens to go off across the Golan Heights.

While over 300 Hezbollah terrorists have been eliminated since October 7, the Iranian-backed terror organization has so far held back its full missile arsenal that would precipitate Israel to open a second war front, according to the IDF.

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