Lebanese Hezbollah said Friday that seven of its fighters had been killed by Israeli strikes, without specifying where or when, as tensions on the border have worsened since the start of the war on October 7 between Israel and Palestinian Hamas .
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The Lebanese Islamist movement declined the identity of the seven fighters in a statement indicating that they were “martyrs on the road to Jerusalem”, an expression used by Hezbollah to mourn the death of its members killed, a total of 68 since the beginning clashes on the Israeli-Lebanese border more than a month ago.
Hezbollah subsequently issued several statements reporting attacks on Israel’s northern border, including three drone attacks, one of which targeted an Israeli army barracks.
The border area between the two countries has been the scene of daily exchanges of fire, notably between Hezbollah, supported by Iran, and Israel, since the start of the war triggered by the bloody attacks perpetrated on October 7 on Israeli soil. by Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement in power in Gaza.
At least 90 people were killed on the Lebanese side during cross-border clashes, according to an AFP count, most of them Hezbollah fighters. Six soldiers and two civilians were killed on the Israeli side.
The Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) reported on Friday that an Israeli shell fell in the courtyard of the hospital in a Lebanese border village, but did not explode.
The NNA also reported Israeli fire on several border villages, notably on Mais al-Jabal, where a family was evacuated from a house, and in Hula, where Israeli fire “slightly injured” a Lebanese man.
Earlier Friday, the Israeli military said it had struck an organization in Syria, which it did not name, saying it was behind a drone attack that crashed into a school in southern Israel on Thursday.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), the Israeli strikes targeted sites belonging to Hezbollah, an ally of Damascus and sworn enemy of Israel.
On Wednesday, Israeli airstrikes killed three pro-Iran fighters while targeting Hezbollah sites near the Syrian capital Damascus, according to the OSDH, which is based in the United Kingdom but has a vast network of sources in Syria.
Israel struck Syria several times during October.