Published: 16:35, May 26, 2024
2 killed in Israeli airstrike on Lebanese village
By Xinhua
Smoke billows from the site of an Israeli airstrike on the Lebanese village of Jebbain, near the border with Israel on May 25, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border clashes between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters. (PHOTO / AFP)

BEIRUT - Two Hezbollah members were killed and three civilians were injured on Saturday in an Israeli airstrike on a house in Lebanon's village of Aitaroun, Lebanese military sources told Xinhua.

The anonymous sources said an Israeli warplane fired four air-to-surface missiles, each weighing 1,000 pounds, at a house in Aitaroun, killing two Hezbollah members and wounding three civilians.

The sources added that Israel carried out nine air strikes on six towns and villages in the border region of southern Lebanon, one of which targeted the Touch cellular company station in the southeast village of Khiam, leading to its complete burning, and affecting several neighboring homes.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah said its fighters targeted several Israeli sites.

Tensions along the Lebanon-Israel border escalated on Oct 8, 2023, following a barrage of rockets launched by Hezbollah toward Israel in solidarity with Hamas' attack on Israel the day before. Israel then retaliated by firing heavy artillery toward southeastern Lebanon.

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The confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel have killed 484 people on the Lebanese side, including 308 Hezbollah members and 89 civilians, according to Lebanese security sources.