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New Israeli airstrike kills 2 civilians in southern Lebanon

Six-year-old Lebanese girl Amal al-Durr was killed in an Israeli airstrike against a building in the village of Majdal Zoun, southern Lebanon, on February 21, 2024. (Photo via social media)

At least two people have been killed in an Israeli airstrike on southern Lebanon, amid exchanges of near-daily fire between the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah and the occupying regime since early October.

Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network reported that a woman and her daughter were killed in the air raid that hit the village of Majdal Zoun on Wednesday.

The official National News Agency identified the mother as Khadija Salman. It said the six-year-old daughter, Amal al-Durr, was in critical condition and later died of her injuries. Local media reported at least two other injuries.

Israeli warplanes also targeted the outskirts of the towns of Marwahin and Emm el-Tout. There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.

Earlier in the day, Israeli warplanes had bombed al-Khiam town in southern Lebanon as artillery shells hit several border villages, including Alma el-Chaab, Dhayra and Jibbain.

Hezbollah strikes Israeli military positions

Hezbollah fighters, meanwhile, targeted groups of Israeli soldiers in the al-Marj post and in the northern Israeli settlements of Even Menachem, Shumira and Avivim.

The group also struck the Rweissat al-Alam post in the occupied Shebaa Farms.

The Lebanese resistance movement hit Israeli outposts in Zebdine area and Zar'it moshav in the Upper Galilee region near the Lebanese border.

Israel has been striking Lebanon since the beginning of the regime’s hostilities in the besieged Gaza Strip in early October.

An Israeli strike knocked down part of a building in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatiyeh on February 14, killing seven members of the same family, including a child. A boy initially reported missing was found alive under the rubble.

In a separate Israeli attack, a woman and her two children were killed in the village of as-Sawana in southern Lebanon.

The regime’s devastating hostilities began on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity.

Israel’s raids have prompted retaliatory strikes from Hezbollah in support of the Palestinians in Gaza. The Lebanese movement has vowed to keep up its retaliatory operations as long as the regime continues its onslaught on Gaza.

The Israeli campaign in Gaza has killed over 29,000 people, most of them women and children. Nearly 70,000 individuals have also been wounded.


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