Golan Heights and South/West Syria
20 December 2023

An Israeli spokesperson reported that the IDF had “attacked a series of Hizbollah targets in Lebanon from the air and land throughout the day in response to launches towards our territory”, further contending that “southern Lebanon is now a combat zone and will continue to be as long as Hizbollah operates there and attacks from within as it is currently doing… We will continue to attack and eliminate them as long as they attack and target us. We will not allow them to stay near our borders”. Hizbollah confirmed at least two fatalities and there were also reports of one civilian killed in southern Lebanon. The same day, the Israeli military reported rocket fire from Syria, to which it responded with artillery against the source location and hitting a Syrian army position.

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