2 killed, 2 injured in confrontations on Lebanon-Israel border

Beirut, Feb 5 (UNI) Two Hezbollah fighters were killed and two civilians injured over the past 24 hours as a result of Israeli airstrikes on civilian buildings in the southeastern Lebanese village of al-Taybeh, Lebanese sources said on Sunday.

Official sources in the Civil Defense and the Muslim Scout Association said the airstrikes also destroyed four houses and partially damaged another nine in the village.

Lebanese military sources said Israeli warplanes had carried out 21 raids on targets in the border region in the past 24 hours, and fired heavy artillery shells toward 25 towns and villages in southern Lebanon.

Israeli army spokesman Avichay Adraee announced on social media platform X that Israeli warplanes destroyed a Hezbollah military building in al-Taybeh and a storage site for advanced surface-to-air missiles.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah said its fighters had attacked the Israeli settlements of Yir’on and Avivim and several other Israeli sites.

The Lebanon-Israel border witnessed increased tension since Oct. 8 after Hezbollah fired dozens of rockets toward Israel in support of the Hamas attacks on Israel the previous day, prompting Israel to respond by firing heavy artillery toward southeastern Lebanon.

The confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel have killed 244 on the Lebanese side, including 176 Hezbollah members and 39 civilians, according to Lebanese security sources.

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