Israeli officials: Israel on alert for retaliatory attacks after strike on Hezbollah fighters

January 20, 2015 7:45 AM

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JERUSALEM – Israeli defense officials say the country is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an Israeli airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria.

Israeli officials say the country has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon, and has increased surveillance activities in the area. The officials say Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss a potential...

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