Feb 21, 2024 17:19 UTC
  • New Israeli airstrike kills 2 civilians in southern Lebanon

At least two people have been martyred 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 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.