Hezbollah has denied that Iranian fighters were among its forces battling Israeli troops who have begun to advance deeper into southern Lebanon.
Israel’s Channel 10 television reported on Wednesday that members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard force had been found among dead Hezbollah members killed by Israeli forces in the south of Lebanon.
Citing diplomatic sources, the report said the Iranians were identified by documents found on their bodies, but gave no further details on how many were discovered or when.
Hezbollah said in a statement: “Hezbollah categorically denies the lies and claims that the enemy is promoting that Iranian fighters are present in the confrontations with the occupation forces.”
Iran, like Syria, insists it gives only moral support to the Shia group.