Hezbollah carried out an operation against the Israeli military on Monday at the Lebanon-Israel border, Lebanese sources familiar with the operation said.\r\nThe Israeli military said there had been a \u201csecurity incident\u201d on Israel\u2019s northern border with Lebanon and Israeli media reported there was an exchange of fire in the area with militants of the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shia group.\r\n\r\n\r\nIsrael\u2019s N12 TV News said the military had foiled an attack by Hezbollah. The Israeli military ordered residents in the area to stay indoors. There were no immediate reports of casualties.\r\nA Reuters witness in Lebanon counted dozens of Israeli shells hitting the Shebaa Farms area, landing near an Israeli position. Fires were burning and smoke was rising from the area.\r\nA Lebanese source said Hezbollah\u2019s attack was made\u00a0in retaliation for the death of one of its fighters, killed in an apparent Israeli strike on the edge of Damascus last Monday.\r\n\u201cLebanon and Hezbollah will bear the responsibility for any attack from Lebanese territory,\u201d Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks, shortly before the reports of the incident.\r\nFollowing the killing of two Hezbollah members in Damascus last August, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the group\u2019s leader, vowed it would respond if Israel killed any more of its fighters in the country.\r\nHezbollah has deployed fighters in Syria as part of Iranian-backed efforts to support President Bashar al-Assad in a conflict that spiraled out of protests against his rule in 2011.\r\nIsrael sees the presence of Hezbollah and its ally Iran in Syria as a strategic threat and has mounted hundreds of raids on Iranian-linked targets there. It captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.