Hezbollah releases video of deadly attack on IDF convoy in January 2015

The Hezollah group released new video footage yesterday from a deadly 2015 attack in which the group fired a salvo of anti-tank missiles at an IDF convoy, killing two Israeli soldiers.

The video aired by al-Mayadeen, a television station linked with Hezbollah, appears to show two anti-tank missiles being fired at an IDF military convoy in the Mount Dov area near the Lebanon border, and two vehicles going up in flames.

Israeli analysts said the timing of the new footage appeared to be a message from Hezbollah to Israel that it has the capabilities to respond to Israel. In recent months Israel has repeatedly hit Iranian attempts to transfer advanced weapons to the group and uncovered Hezbollah's cross border attack tunnels.

The release of the footage came soon after the conclusion of a massive IDF drill that simulated war with Hezbollah.

Cpt. Yohai Kalengel and Sgt. Dor Nini were killed in the attack on January 28, 2015, while another 7 soldiers were injured.

Hezbollah said at the time the anti-tank fire was in retaliation for an airstrike in Syria attributed to Israel the week before in which at least 7 people were killed, including Jihad Mugniyeh, a top commander in the organization.

Jihad Mugniyeh was the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative thought to have been killed by Israel in Damascus in 2008.

The video's release also appeared to be timed to coincide with the February 12 anniversary of Imad Mughniyeh's death.

Hezbollah operatives interviewed by al-Mayadeen said the attack was ordered by the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah and was meant to demonstrate it had the willingness and ability to respond militarily, according to Israel's Channel 12 news.


Photos: The Hezbholla attack; Jihad Mugniyeh and an image of his father Imad Mughniyeh behind him, both were taken down by Israel in 2008 and 2015; Jihad Mugniyeh and the other Hezbholla operatives killed in the IDF strike (January 2015), which lead to the deadly Hezbholla attack on IDF convoy later on

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