Israeli drone strikes car in Tyre's Hanaouay


An Israeli drone struck Friday a parked car deep into south Lebanon in the village of Hanaouay in the Tyre District, north-west of Qana.

Hezbollah later announced targeting the surveillance equipment at the Israeli post of Bayyad Blida with the "appropriate weapons," saying it managed to destroy the devices.

Israeli warplanes meanwhile raided the center of the southern border town of Mays al-Jabal.

Hezbollah had targeted overnight an Israeli military post facing Yaroun, while Israeli artillery shelled the outskirts of Alma al-Shaab and Ramia.

Reconnaissance planes meanwhile fired flare bombs along the border.

Lebanon's Hezbollah, an ally of Palestinian militant group Hamas, has traded near daily cross-border fire with Israel since the October 7 attack on southern Israel.

In the more than seven months since then, at least 429 people have been killed in Lebanon, mostly militants but also including 82 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

Israel says 14 soldiers and 11 civilians have been killed on its side of the border.

Despite the fatalities, both sides have so far calibrated the intensity and range of their strikes in efforts to avoid an all-out war between the two countries.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel has "surprising plans" for Lebanon, hours after an Israeli drone strike killed a Hezbollah fighter in his car in Nabatiyeh.

"We have eliminated hundreds of Hezbollah operatives, and the hand is still bent, even today," Netanyahu said Thursday.

"We have detailed, important, even surprising plans," he added, without elaborating.

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