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Six members of Hezbollah, Amal killed in south Lebanon

A Lebanese army vehicle drives in Khiam, near the border with the 1948-occupied Palestinian territories, in southern Lebanon on July 12, 2023. (Photo by Reuters)

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance group and Amal movement have announced that six of their members were killed in Israeli strikes in the country's south.

In separate statements on Friday, Amal movement mourned four of its members, saying “They were martyred while they were fulfilling their … duty of defending Lebanon.”

According to the movement, the members were killed in a strike on a home in the village of Qantara in southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah also announced that two of its fighters were killed in southern Lebanon.

The resistance group said the fighters "rose as martyrs on the road to Al-Quds." 

Hezbollah and Israel have been trading near daily cross-border fire since the occupying regime waged a deadly war on Gaza on October 7.

On Wednesday, 10 civilians were killed in Israeli strikes on southern Lebanon. In response, Lebanon’s permanent mission to the United Nations filed a formal complaint before the UN Security Council.

Addressing the rotating President of the Security Council Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, the mission noted that the strikes against civilians amount to "war crime”.

Israel continued to strike Lebanon on Friday, carrying out artillery strikers on areas near al-Fardis, al-Habaria, and Rachaya Al Foukhar in southern Lebanon, al-Mayadeen TV network said.

Hezbollah also continued its retaliatory operations against Israel on Friday, firing rockets at Israeli soldiers who were gathering near Doviv Barracks, “achieving direct hits,” it said.

Hezbollah fighters also hit the Israeli post of Malkia with Bukran missile.

The resistance fighters also attacked a group of Israeli soldiers who were gathering in Ramya post, using “appropriate weapons”, leaving them either killed or injured.

In the occupied Lebanese Shebaa farms, Hezbollah fighters fired rockets at the Israeli posts of Zebdine and Ruwaisat al-Alam, “achieving direct hits”.

Hezbollah has said its campaign will stop only when Israel halts its war on the Gaza Strip, where at least 28,775 people have been killed, according to Palestinian health authorities.

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