Israeli strikes on Lebanon kill nine civilians, sources say-UPDATED

Israeli strikes on Lebanon kill nine civilians, sources say-UPDATED
# 15 February 2024 09:00 (UTC +04:00)

Nine civilians including four children were killed in a barrage of Israeli strikes on villages across southern Lebanon on Wednesday, a hospital director and three Lebanese security sources said, as Israel said it responded to Hezbollah rockets that killed a soldier, APA reports citing Reuters.

A strike on a building in Nabatieh killed two more children, three women and a man, according to the director of the town's hospital, Hassan Wazni, and three other security sources. Seven others arrived at the hospital for treatment after the strike, Wazni told Reuters.

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Five people were killed and six others were injured Wednesday night in two Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon's southern border areas, Lebanese medical and security sources said, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The sources said that an Israeli drone destroyed, with two air-to-surface missiles, a residential apartment within a three-story building on the eastern side of Lebanon's southern city of Nabatieh.

The sources noted that initial information from rescue teams indicated that four people were killed and six others were injured in the drone attack, adding search was underway for missing persons while rescuers continued to clear the debris.

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