Israel-Hezbollah border clashes: Latest developments
Hezbollah said Tuesday it has targeted several Israeli posts and seized an Israeli Skylark drone.
In successive statements, Hezbollah said it has successfully attacked groups of soldiers in the Mattat barracks, al-Marj post and the Hunin fortress near Margaliot. The group also targeted surveillance equipment in Hadb Yarin and a police building in Kiryat Shmona.
Israeli soldiers fired in the morning heavy-caliber machineguns at al-Labbouneh, al-Naqoura and Alma al-Shaab. Later during the day, the Israeli army bombed Ramia, Yarin, Yaroun, Shihin, Jabal Blat, Markaba, Mays al-Jabal, Aitaroun, and Houla.
Israeli warplanes and artillery had overnight struck and shelled with flare bombs several southern towns along the border, killing at least two Hezbollah fighters and two fighters from Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad whose fighters are present in Lebanon.
Hezbollah announced the death of two fighters from the town of Tallouseh, about four kilometers from the border. The group said they died "on the road to Jerusalem" -- the phrase the group has been using to refer to militants killed by Israeli fire since hostilities began.
In Tayr Harfa, further west of Bint Jbeil where an Israeli air strike on Monday seriously wounded a local Hezbollah official, two people were seriously wounded in a strike on a house. Al-Quds Brigades said later that two of its members were killed "at the border with occupied Palestine."
Israel's military said it struck "military structures and a military site" there and in Maroun El Ras.
Hezbollah for its part launched seven attacks on Monday against Israeli border positions.
On Tuesday the group said it has targeted northern Israel 1020 times since October 8.
Cross-border fire since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza has killed at least 238 people in Lebanon, most of them Hezbollah fighters but also including around 30 civilians, according to an AFP tally.
On the Israeli side, nine soldiers and six civilians have been killed in clashes with Lebanese-based fighters, according to the Israeli army.