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Lebanese Army Reportedly Released The 4 Hezbollah Operatives Who Fired Rockets Yesterday

Ahmed Sayed | @fareshalabi

The Lebanese Army has reportedly released, by order of the Public Prosecution, the 4 Hezbollah operatives who had fired rockets towards Israel on Saturday after having arrested them earlier in the day.

One of the operatives, Ali Kojok, was seen being welcomed by his family and friends in his house in Kfar Tebnit near Nabatieh in South Lebanon.

In a video released earlier and shared widely, Kojok could be seen in the truck, mounted with rocket launchers, that the residents of the village of Shoya intercepted.

The Lebanese Army had confiscated the truck from which the rockets were launched, but then returned it to its owners, Hezbollah.

The truck was accompanied by civilian vehicles as it was driven back to where it came from.

The Municipality of Shoya, where the truck was seized, issued a statement where it emphasized Shoya’s support for the Lebanese Army and “the Resistance” (Hezbollah) and reiterated the importance of coexistence.

The Municipality justified its residents’ actions by claiming that there has been a very tense atmosphere surrounding Southern Lebanon this past week, especially with the Israeli airstrikes three days ago in addition to the stress they have been feeling due to the country’s dire situation.

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Lebanese Army Reportedly Released The 4 Hezbollah Operatives Who Fired Rockets Yesterday

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