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Israeli drone strikes car in Lebanon's Nabatieh as 'assassination attempt'

21:54, Thursday, 08 February, 2024
Israeli drone strikes car in Lebanon's Nabatieh as 'assassination attempt'

An Israeli drone struck a car, injuring two, in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on Thursday in what Israeli media claimed was an assassination attempt of a Hezbollah member.

Israeli Army Radio claimed that the drone strike targeted a senior commander of Hezbollah who was responsible for overseeing missile launches on the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Shimona.

Hezbollah had yet to issue a statement, but Lebanese media reported two injured from the drone strike, including one in critical condition.

At least 184 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Lebanon and Syria since fighting between Hezbollah and Israel started in the wake of Hamas-led 7 October surprise attack on the Gaza envelope, according to Lebanese outlet L'Orient Today.

The strike was far north of the country's southern border with Israel, where clashes have generally been confined since the beginning of cross-border clashes.

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