Israel kills senior Hezbollah official following naval strike
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    WORLD  14 June 2024 - 11:42

    The Israeli military have attacked a two-story building in Janta, Lebanon when there was a meeting of warlords.

    Senior Hezbollah official Hashem Safieddine was killed, Detaly.co.il reports. 

    The eyewitnesses said that after the shelling, the militants blocked off the area hit by the missile and did not allow outsiders to enter.

    At least 17 people, mainly residents of nearby houses, were wounded.

    Lebanon's Hezbollah fired scores of rockets at Israel on June 12, Israel said, in apparent response to an Israeli strike which killed a senior Hezbollah field commander, further ratcheting up tensions in their eight-month-long conflict.

    The Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israel have been trading fire since the eruption of the Gaza war in October, in a steadily intensifying conflict that has fuelled concern of a bigger confrontation between the heavily armed adversaries.

    The Israeli strike in south Lebanon village of Jouya late on June 11 killed three Hezbollah fighters alongside the senior field commander identified by Hezbollah as Taleb Abdallah, also known as Abu Taleb, three security sources said.

    He was the most senior Hezbollah commander killed during the hostilities, one of the sources said. The sources said he was Hezbollah's commander for the central region of the southern border strip. His funeral is due to be held later.

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