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Israeli airstrikes kill Hezbollah fighter, 2 children in S Lebanon

File photo of an Israeli warplane

The Israeli regime has carried out airstrikes against two villages lying far from Lebanon’s border with the occupied territories, killing a fighter with the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah and two children.

The fatalities were caused in the villages of Najjariyeh and Addousiyeh, which are located about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the border, on Friday, the movement and the country’s official National News Agency (NNA) reported.

Hezbollah announced that a fighter from Najjariyeh had been killed, while the NNA said the attack on the village had also claimed the lives of two “Syrian children.”

An AFP photographer said the strikes hit a pickup truck in Najjariyeh and an orchard.

On Thursday, the movement had launched a drone strike and a series of rocket barrages against Israeli military positions lying in the northern part of the occupied territories.

A day earlier, Hezbollah had staged a raft of strikes against several Israeli targets after the regime’s assassination of one of the group’s senior field commanders.

Hussain Ibrahim Mekky had been martyred in an Israeli attack against the southern Lebanese city of Tyre.

The Israeli regime has been waging sporadic attacks against Lebanon since October 7, 2023, when it launched a genocidal war against the Gaza Strip. The attacks have prompted a firefight with Hezbollah.

The Israeli aggression has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 418 people in Lebanon, while Hezbollah’s retaliation has killed 24.

Hezbollah fought off two Israeli wars against Lebanon in 2000 and 2006, forcing a humiliating retreat upon the Tel Aviv regime’s military on both occasions.

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