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IDF closes road near Lebanon, fearing reprisal by Hezbollah

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 Local residents were still permitted to use the road, which was closed off between the villages of Avivim and Dovev, according to a military source.

The IDF has closed off sections of a road in northern Israel near the border with Lebanon on Tuesday night, due to a building up of tension following an airstrike in Syria on Sunday that killed a senior Hezbollah member and an Iranian general allegedly carried out by Israel, though their has been no official statement by Jerusalem.

Local residents were still permitted to use the road, which was closed off between the villages of Avivim and Dovev, according to a military source. However, farmers were told to refrain from cultivating their land near the Lebanese border, according to Channel 2.

An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target, and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source told Reuters on Tuesday.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Mohammed Allahdadi was killed with a Hezbollah commander and the son of the group\’s late military leader, Imad Moughniyeh, in Sunday\’s attack on a Hezbollah convoy near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006, said six of its members died in the strike.

Following the Reuters report, an official security source said, "The state of Israel is not relating to the incident in Syria and not to reports about it, reports that do not come from authorized sources. Israeli policy has been and remains aimed at thwarting every attempted terror attack against it."

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