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Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah (L) on the Lebanese border with Israel as the town of Al-Ghajar is seen on the right on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers patrol along the Israel-Lebanon Border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldier rides on an armoured personal carrier near the Israel-Lebanon Border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli tank driving through Jordan Valley, heading north toward Lebanon. http://t.co/lnIDxAYJdV
Smoke rises from Israeli shelling in the edge of the Lebanese village of Abbasieh, at the Lebanese-Israeli border, south Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group claimed responsibility for firing a missile that hit an Israeli military convoy earlier Wednesday, prompting an apparent retaliation from Israel, which fired at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon in a significant escalation along the volatile border. (AP Photo/Lutfallah Daher)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli helicopter flies over the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldier secures the Israel-Lebanon Border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
A Lebanese army soldier uses his binoculars as smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel in the Wazzani area on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah (L) on the Lebanese border with Israel as the town of Al-Ghajar is seen on the right on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers a United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the Lebanese border-town of Al-Majidiyah on the Israeli border on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling billow from the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel as the town of Al-Ghajar is seen on the right on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers carry their injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers treat their injured comrades after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers carry an injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers carry their injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
SHEBAA, LEBANON - JANUARY 28: Smoke rises in the Shebaa farms region at the junction between Lebanon, Israel and Syria following the shelling carried out by Israel after Hezbollah attack on January 28, 2015. (Photo by Ali Abdo/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers a United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the Lebanese border-town of Al-Majidiyah on the Israeli border on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon Border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers drive a vehicle as the army closes roads for security reasons in northern Israel along the border with Lebanon on January 21, 2015. Six fighters of Lebanon's Hezbollah were killed on January 18 in an Israeli air raid near Quneitra on the Syria-controlled side of the Golan Heights. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
#Hezbollah's al Manar TV broadcasting #Israel's Channel 2 with video from the border w #Lebanon http://t.co/4oNOMb7vW3
Hezbollah just published a map of Lebanon as a funeral casket for Israel. Well that happened. http://t.co/vfx9PUgPHB
#BREAKING: IDF confirms that no soldiers were kidnapped in Lebanon incident
Israeli soldiers work on a tank near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers walk next to mobile artillery units in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Israeli military says it has struck Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets that landed the previous day in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers stand next to a mobile artillery unit in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Israeli military says it has struck Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets that landed the previous day in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Spanish U.N. peacekeepers sit on an armored vehicle across the border from the Israeli settlement of Metulla, background, during a patrol at the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. A deadly Israeli airstrike on Sunday in Syria that killed six Hezbollah members has ratcheted tensions along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Lebanese soldiers patrol the Lebanese Israeli border in the southern village of Odaisa, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. A deadly Israeli airstrike on Sunday in Syria that killed six Hezbollah members has ratcheted tensions along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Israeli soldiers sit in tanks near the in Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
In the southern suburbs of Beirut, thousands of supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah gather to bury one of their own. He was Jihad Moughniyah, the 26-year-old son of Hezbollah's late military leader. Hezbollah says he died along with five other Hezbollah figures when an Israeli helicopter attacked their convoy in Syria near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Israeli soldiers take position near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldier works on a tank near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers work on a tank near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers work on a tank near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. Thousands of supporters pumped their fists angrily in the air and chanted, "Death to Israel." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein
Lebanese soldiers patrol the Lebanese Israeli border in the southern village of Odaisa, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. A deadly Israeli airstrike on Sunday in Syria that killed six Hezbollah members has ratcheted tensions along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Spanish U.N. peacekeepers sit on an armored vehicle across the border from the Israeli settlement of Metulla, background, during a patrol at the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. A deadly Israeli airstrike on Sunday in Syria that killed six Hezbollah members has ratcheted tensions along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. Thousands of supporters pumped their fists angrily in the air and chanted, "Death to Israel." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A Lebanese man weeps as he look towards the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on President Bashar Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. The deaths of the six Hezbollah fighters elevated tensions between Israel and the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, which recently boasted of rockets that can hit any part of the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade march during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Lebanese women throw flowers as Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. Thousands of supporters pumped their fists angrily in the air and chanted, "Death to Israel." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanese women mourn as they look towards the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Syrian President Bashar Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. Thousands of supporters pumped their fists angrily in the air and chanted, "Death to Israel." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of militant Jihad Mughniyeh during his funeral in a southern Beirut suburb on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO /JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade take position during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade trains in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade march during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli reserve soldiers patrol near the Israel-Lebanon border, northern Israel, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade march during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. The six fighters were targeted Sunday as they were "inspecting positions" in the Golan Heights area near the Israeli-controlled border, Hezbollah said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldier of the Golani brigade take a rests during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. The six fighters were targeted Sunday as they were "inspecting positions" in the Golan Heights area near the Israeli-controlled border, Hezbollah said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
HOUNIN, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A general view from the southern Lebanese town of Hounin, is seen near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ADAISSEH, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A peacekeeper of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) stands guard in the southern Lebanese town of Adaisseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KFAR KILA, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KFAR KILA, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A general view from the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, is seen near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KFAR KILA, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
HOUNIN, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A general view from the southern Lebanese town of Hounin, is seen near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KFAR KILA, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A general view from the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, is seen near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Lebanese security forces patrol an area near the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Once solely focused on fighting the Jewish state, Shiite Hezbollah is now deeply involved in the war in neighbouring Syria, where it backs President Bashar al-Assad. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) stand next to an armoured vehicle in the southern Lebanese town of Adaysseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Once solely focused on fighting the Jewish state, Shiite Hezbollah is now deeply involved in the war in neighbouring Syria, where it backs President Bashar al-Assad. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) drive an armoured vehicle in the town of Adaysseh in the southern Lebanese town of Adaysseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Once solely focused on fighting the Jewish state, Shiite Hezbollah is now deeply involved in the war in neighbouring Syria, where it backs President Bashar al-Assad. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of militant Jihad Mughniyeh during his funeral in a southern Beirut suburb on January 19, 2015. Lebanon's Hezbollah movement today buried the son of its slain former military commander after an Israeli strike that killed six of its fighters and raised tensions between the longtime foes. AFP PHOTO /JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)
A peacekeeper of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) speaks on his talkie-walkie in front of a billboard bearing a portrait of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah during a patrol in the southern Lebanese town of Adaysseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Once solely focused on fighting the Jewish state, Shiite Hezbollah is now deeply involved in the war in neighbouring Syria, where it backs President Bashar al-Assad. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.

The violence was the deadliest Hezbollah attack against Israeli forces since a 2006 war between the two sides.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would respond "forcefully" to the attack, and the military launched aerial and ground assault on Hezbollah positions, including at least 50 artillery shells according to Lebanese officials. A Spanish peacekeeper was killed in the border flare-up in southern Lebanon.

In a statement, Hezbollah said its fighters destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles that were carrying Israeli officers and soldiers and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." The soldiers' ranks were not immediately known.

Hezbollah said the attack was carried out by a group calling itself the "righteous martyrs of Quneitra," suggesting it was in retaliation for an Israeli airstrike on the Golan Heights on Jan. 18 that killed six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general.

Ever since, Israel has braced for a response to the strike, beefing up its air defenses and increasing surveillance along its northern frontier.

The Israeli military said several anti-tank missiles hit an Israeli military convoy near Mount Dov and Chebaa Farms, a disputed tract of land where the borders of Israel, Lebanon and Syria meet. The two soldiers were killed in the strike and seven others were wounded, the military said.

About an hour after the attack, mortars were fired at several Israeli military locations on Mount Dov and Mount Hermon, the Israeli military said. No injuries were reported in that attack. The military said it responded with fire toward Lebanese positions, and evacuated Israeli visitors from a ski resort in the area.

The flare-up recalled the beginning of the month-long 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, which was sparked by a Hezbollah attack on an Israeli military vehicle along the border and the kidnapping and killing of two Israeli soldiers.

The Israeli military said there was no indication of any Israeli soldiers captured in Wednesday's attack.

But the latest salvos raised the possibility of renewed fighting along the Lebanese-Israel border, which has remained mostly quiet since the 2006 war. Since then, Israel has responded with airstrikes and artillery fire following a number of rocket attacks and shootings, but the violence has remained contained.

Earlier Wednesday, Israel launched airstrikes in Syria targeting Syrian army artillery posts in response to two rockets that were fired from Syria the previous day into the Israeli-held Golan Heights. No casualties were reported in that exchange of fire.

Two Lebanese officials said the Israeli shelling targeted the border villages of Majidiyeh, Abbasiyeh and Kfar Chouba near the Chebaa Farms area. By afternoon, residents along the border reported the shelling had died down but that there were still Israeli aircraft flying overhead.

The Spanish Defense Ministry identified the dead peacekeeper as Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, 36. Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo told reporters he received a phone call from Israel's ambassador to Spain, offering condolences.

In a statement, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that he conveyed Israel's condolences for the death in a conversation with his Spanish counterpart.

Families living on the outskirts of the Lebanese villages fled further within, fearing they'd be hit, said the two Lebanese officials, who are based in south Lebanon. Celebratory gunfire echoed in Shiite-dominated areas of Beirut, while in some areas, nervous parents hurried to pick up their children from school and hunker home.

Sounds of firing were heard near the Israeli village of Shear Yashuv, and there were plumes of smoke near Mount Dov. Israeli helicopters flew above and Israeli police and army set up checkpoints on roads near the border, closing roads briefly.

Netanyahu, speaking at an event in southern Israel, warned that Israel's enemies would face a fate similar to Hamas, the rulers of the Gaza Strip who fought a brutal 50-day war against Israel last summer.

"To anyone who is trying to challenge us on the northern border I suggest looking at what happened here, not far from the city of Sderot, in the Gaza Strip. Hamas was dealt its heaviest blow ever since its founding and the Israel Defense Forces is prepared to act forcefully in all areas," he said.

Israel Ziv, a reserve Israeli general and a former head of the IDF's Operations Directorate, told reporters that the situation was "flammable" and that Israel should work to "contain" the situation.

"We could find ourselves in a war that does not belong to Israel," he said.

"I do believe that Israel understands that it needs to contain it," he said, added Israel should not take any "steps that would pull us into the chaotic situation in Syria."

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Karam reported from Beirut. Daniel Estrin and Tia Goldenberg in Jerusalem, Diaa Hadid in Beirut and Alan Clendenning in Madrid contributed to this report.

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