New day, new round of skirmishes on Lebanon-Israel border


Six missiles were fired Sunday from south Lebanon at Israel's northern Galilee region as an airstrike targeted Lebanon’s Aita al-Shaab and artillery shells hit at least 12 Lebanese southern border towns.

Israel’s Channel 12 said the missiles fell in an open area in the Shlomi settlement and that no casualties were reported.

Hezbollah meanwhile issued statements claiming responsibility for attacks on at least four Israeli border posts.

Media reports later said that several drones had crossed from Lebanon into Israel.

“A drone has been intercepted, a second returned to Lebanon while a third is being chased by the Israeli air force,” Al-Arabiya’s Al-Hadath channel said.

The frontier between Lebanon and Israel has seen daily exchanges of fire since October 7 when unprecedented attacks on Israel by the Gaza-based Hamas sparked a devastating war.

At least 90 people have been killed on the Lebanese side in cross-border skirmishes since last month, according to an AFP tally, most of them Hezbollah combatants but including at least 10 civilians.

Six soldiers and three civilians have been killed on the Israeli side, according to authorities there.

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