BEIRUT (AA) – Lebanese group Hezbollah exchanged cross-border fire with Israeli forces on Monday in the latest escalation along the border between Lebanon and Israel.
Hezbollah said in a statement that it had targeted with missiles a gathering of Israeli soldiers in Metula barracks, resulting in direct hits.
Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes on Lebanese towns near the border, including Adaisseh, Alma Al-Shaab, and Jebbayn, Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported.
Artillery shelling also targeted El-Hamames Hill and Marjayoun Plain in southern Lebanon.
There were no reports yet of casualties.
Tensions have escalated along Lebanon’s border with Israel since the Israeli army launched a deadly military offensive on the occupied Gaza Strip since October 7. The ongoing exchange of cross-border fire between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, have been the deadliest clashes since the two sides had fought a full-scale war in 2006.