Israel-Hezbollah border clashes: Latest developments


The Israeli army shelled Wednesday border towns in south Lebanon after Hezbollah targeted a post in northern Israel, reportedly inflicting casualties.

Hezbollah said it targeted the al-Raheb post and a group of soldiers around it, triggering a heavy shelling of the southern border town of Aita al-Shaab.

Israeli artillery and tanks shelled with more than a hundred heavy shells and phosphorus bombs the southern border towns of Aita al-Shaab and Ramia, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar said.

Later in the day, Hezbollah targeted a "clandestine command center" in the Biranit post and a group of soldiers in Khellet Wardeh while Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes on al-Hebbarieh and the outskirts of kfarhamam in the Arkoub region.

Since the outbreak of the war in Gaza nearly six months ago, Hezbollah has stepped up attacks, leading to near daily cross-border exchanges between Hezbollah and Israel.

Hezbollah, which has a powerful arsenal of rockets and missiles, says its attacks on Israel are in support of the embattled residents in Gaza and Hamas.