Israeli drone kills Hezbollah fighter as warplanes strike Jezzine mountain


Hezbollah fighter Mustafa Salman was killed in an Israeli drone strike on a motorbike in the Tyre district town of Qlaileh, the group and the National News Agency said.

Another person was wounded in the strike.

Israeli airstrikes on the Toura mountain in Jezzine deep in south Lebanon meanwhile killed more than 700 goats as a Syrian shepherd escaped unharmed.

The National News Agency said the warplanes fired three missiles at the mountain, destroying a goat barn and the shepherd’s home.

The developments come after Hezbollah said it launched its "largest" air operation, sending explosive drones at a mountaintop Israeli military intelligence base in the annexed Golan Heights.

The cross-border violence has killed at least 497 people in Lebanon, mostly fighters but also including 95 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

On the Israeli side, at least 16 soldiers and 11 civilians have been killed, according to the authorities.

Tens of thousands of residents have been displaced from the border areas in both southern Lebanon and northern Israel.