5 December 2023

Hizbollah claimed responsibility for several attacks against Israeli targets near the Lebanon border. An Israeli military spokesperson reported that “combat aircraft attacked a series of Hizbollah targets in southern Lebanon today, including posts and military sites where weapons were stored and terrorists of the organization operated”. He underscored that “although we are focused on Gaza, where the hostages are held, we are also engaged in an ongoing operational effort aimed at improving the situation on the northern border. We are working on this around the clock and attacked in Lebanon today for this purpose”. The Lebanese army confirmed the death of one soldier and three injuries from Israeli fire; Hizbollah responded by firing what it described as “guided missiles” at Israeli military targets.

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