Israel-Hezbollah border clashes: Latest developments


Hezbollah targeted Wednesday a group of soldiers in Shtula and surveillance equipment in the al-Raheb post in northern Israel.

Israeli soldiers meanwhile fired machine guns at a Lebanese army position in the southern border town of Alma al-Shaab, while artillery shelled Wadi Hassan and the outskirts of al-Jebbayn and Shihine.

Flare bombs and shells hit overnight into Wednesday southern towns along the border, while warplanes raided Tuesday night Jabal Blat and al-Naqoura, lightly injuring several civilians.

Hezbollah, a Hamas ally, has traded regular cross-border fire with Israel since the Palestinian militant group's October 7 attack on southern Israel which triggered war in the Gaza Strip.

In recent weeks Hezbollah has stepped up its cross-border attacks, which it says are in support of Gazans and its ally Hamas, while Israel has struck deeper into Lebanese territory.

The violence has killed at least 440 people in Lebanon, mostly militants but also including 84 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

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

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