Israel-Hezbollah border skirmishes: Latest developments


Israel shelled Monday the outskirts of the southern Lebanese border towns of Fardis, Rashaya al-Fokhar, Aitaroun, Yarine, Merwahine, al-Jebbayn, Shihine and al-Naqoura.

Hezbollah, for its part, targeted a group of soldiers in al-Semmaqa in the occupied Shebaa Farms. The attack was a direct hit and inflicted casualties, Hezbollah said.

Earlier on Monday, Hezbollah announced in a statement the death of two of its fighters likely killed in Israeli strikes overnight near Damascus.

"Two Lebanese Hezbollah fighters and two Syrian guards" working with the Lebanese group were killed, while three other fighters and three civilians were wounded in air strikes near Syria's capital Damascus late Sunday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Israel had shelled overnight the border town of Mays al-Jabal with artillery shells and flares.

Hezbollah says it entered the fray in support of Hamas on October 8, the day after the Palestinian militants launched their unprecedented attack on south Israel.

More than 120 people have been killed on the Lebanese side of the border since October 7, mostly Hezbollah fighters and more than a dozen civilians, according to an AFP tally.

Israel says six of its soldiers and four Israeli civilians have been killed in the area, and Lebanon lost its first soldier in the exchanges on Tuesday.

On Sunday, Several Israeli soldiers were wounded in the Western Galilee region when Hezbollah launched a drone attack from Lebanon.

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Missing HellAndWaite 11 December 2023, 15:55

Peace comes from Hezbollah sticking to fighting in Syria and not firing to the South. Tit-for-tat started on Lebanese soil. Each round of tit-for-tat starts on Lebanese soil. ... Just stop it by stopping ... How incredibly simple, no international conferences required.