Israel-Hezbollah border clashes: Latest developments


Hezbollah targeted Friday soldiers in the Ras al-Naqoura coastal post with an array of suicide drones in response to the Israeli strike on Deir Kifa.

The group later targeted four posts in the occupied Shebaa Farms and Kfarshouba Heights.

Israeli artillery shelled in response the outskirts of Halta and Kfar Hamam, and a house in the outskirts of al-Naqoura.

Israeli strikes were reported earlier on Friday on al-Wazzani in the country's south and warplanes had raided overnight Deir al-Seryan and Rab Tlatin in the Marjayoun district, and the southern border town of Aitaroun.

A Hezbollah fighter was killed Thursday in a drone strike on a vehicle in south Lebanon's Deir Kifa area. Hezbollah targeted an Israeli barracks "with dozens of Katyusha rockets", in response.

The Israeli military said the fighter killed in Deir Kifa was "responsible for planning and carrying out terror attacks against Israel and commanding Hezbollah ground forces" in south Lebanon's Jouaiyya area.

Hezbollah and Israeli forces have exchanged near-daily fire since Hamas's October 7 attack on southern Israel triggered the Gaza war, and the bellicose talk has escalated along with the strikes.

The cross-border violence has killed at least 479 people in Lebanon, most of them fighters but also 93 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

Israeli authorities say at least 15 soldiers and 11 civilians have been killed in the country's north.

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