Israeli Strikes Kill at Least Five in Southern Lebanon

Hezbollah confirms four members slain, four wounded in attacks

Israel carried out a series of strikes across southern Lebanon today, killing at least five people and wounding a number of others. The strikes spanned from the coastal Naqura to Mays al-Jabal close to the Syrian border.

Hezbollah reported that four of its members were killed and four others wounded. Two were killed in Naqura and two others killed in attacks on compounds across the southern region.

The Israeli Army reported artillery strikes against Naqura, saying it “removed a threat.” It said fighter jets attacked a “terrorist cell” in Mays al-Jabal, while assorted other sites, including a launch site in the oft-attacked Ayta ash-Shaab, were hit.

Lebanese officials reported a fifth person killed when Israel attacked a motorcycle near the coast. They said one was killed and another was wounded.

In addition to the initial strikes in Naqura, officials reported Israel fired at the same area when rescue workers were at hand. One civilian was reported wounded in the attack.

Hezbollah fired a flurry of rockets across northern Israel in response to the attacks. Israel reported one wounded, only lightly in Biranit region.

Author: Jason Ditz

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