Hezbollah attacks Meron anew as Israeli strike kills 1 in Aitaroun


Hezbollah on Saturday said it attacks Israel’s Meron air control base with guided missiles as part of its response to Israel’s assassination of senior military commander Taleb Abdallah.

In a statement, Hezbollah said the attack destroyed parts of the base’s equipment and radars.

The Meron had been also attacked by Hezbollah on Wednesday as part of a massive missile and drone attack on Israel that followed Abdallah’s killing.

In another statement, Hezbollah said it fired a guided missile at the Hadb Yaroun Israeli post near the border, inflicting “deaths and injuries.”

An Israeli drone strike meanwhile targeted a motorbike on the road between Bint Jbeil and Aitaroun, causing casualties, the National News Agency said.

TV networks said the strike killed one person and wounded another, as the Israeli army said the strike targeted a militant.

Hezbollah, which is allied with Hamas, has been clashing near-daily with Israeli forces against the backdrop of Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza. The fighting has escalated in recent weeks, raising fears of a full-scale war on the Lebanon-Israel front.

The violence since early October has killed at least 470 people in Lebanon, most of them fighters but also including 91 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

At least 15 soldiers and 11 civilians have been killed in Israel's north, authorities say.

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