US Military Urges De-escalation As Israel-Lebanon Tensions Rise


The U.S. military on Wednesday urged a de-escalation in rising tensions between Israel and Lebanon, and said U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin raised the matter in a call with his Israeli counterpart on Tuesday.

We don’t want to see a wider regional conflict and we do want to see a de-escalation of tensions in the region,” Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh told a news briefing.

Hezbollah fired the most rockets it has launched at Israel in a single day since cross-border hostilities broke out eight months ago, as part of its ‘retaliation’ on Wednesday for an Israeli strike which killed a senior Hezbollah field commander.




Reuters/Shakirat Sadiq

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