Hezbollah Missile Fire Kills Civilian, Wounds Five Soldiers in Northern Israeli Kibbutz

Israel fires heavy missiles at southern Lebanese town, inflicting ‘massive damages’

Hezbollah fired a round of anti-tank missiles at the kibbutz of Adamit in western Galilee this afternoon, killing a civilian and wounding five soldiers in the area. Hezbollah described the operation as a “direct hit.”

The Israeli military confirmed this, saying the soldiers had been evacuated to the hospital for treatment and that their families were notified. One was described as moderately wounded and the rest as slightly wounded.

This attack came a day after anti-tank missiles wounded four soldiers in northern Israel. Hezbollah has been relying increasingly on anti-tank missiles, as Israel has proven less effective at intercepting them.

Israel responded with an intense attack on the southern Lebanon town of Kfar Kila, firing four heavy missiles against the town and causing what was described as “massive damage” to the area.

Israel fires against towns in southern Lebanon regularly, but rarely have so many heavy missiles been deployed. It is not clear why Kfar Kila was attacked, but the town has been fired on more than once recently.

Later Tuesday evening, Israel carried out a drone strike against a vehicle in the southern city of Tyre. The strike killed two and wounded two people. Among the slain, reportedly, was a field commander of Hezbollah.

Author: Jason Ditz

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