Israel-Hezbollah border clashes: Latest developments


Israeli warplanes targeted Wednesday the southern village of Majdal Zoun, killing a woman and a girl and wounding several others.

Israeli warplanes also bombed Wednesday al-Khiam and the outskirts of Marwahin and Emm el-Tout while artillery shells hit several border towns including Alma al-Shaab, Dhayra and al-Jebbayn.

Hezbollah meanwhile targeted groups of Israeli soldiers in the al-Marj post and in the northern Israeli settlements of Metula, Even Menachem, Shumira and Avivim. The group also targeted the Zar'it barracks and two posts in the occupied Shebaa Farms.

The National News Agency identified the woman killed in Majdal Zoun as Khadija Salman. It said the daughter was in critical condition. A young girl, six-year-old Amal al-Durr, was also killed in the strike. Local media reported at least two other injuries.

Wednesday's airstrike on the village of Majdal Zoun came after a series of strikes overnight, including one on Safi Mountain in the Hezbollah stronghold of Iqlim al-Tuffah and another near the southern town of Khiam.

Since October, cross-border exchanges have killed at least 270 people on the Lebanese side, most of them Hezbollah fighters but also including 41 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

On the Israeli side, 10 soldiers and six civilians have been killed, according to the Israeli army.

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