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Two die in Israeli attack in Lebanon, state media says

Two people died this Saturday (8) in an Israeli airstrike on the outskirts of the city of Aitaroun, in southern Lebanon, reported the Lebanese state agency NNA.

The Israeli military said in a statement that its soldiers identified a Hezbollah militant in the Aitaroun area and that shortly afterwards an Israeli plane carried out an airstrike that hit the individual.

The NNA, on the other hand, said that Israeli forces launched two missiles at a gas station cafe, causing significant damage to the premises and the surrounding area.

Hezbollah said this Saturday (8) that its fighters retaliated by firing rockets at Malkia, in northern Israel. There was no immediate comment from Israel.

The conflict between Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Israel, which has been raging alongside the war in the Gaza Strip, has intensified in recent days, raising concerns that an even wider confrontation could emerge between the heavily armed adversaries.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Saturday that the jets also hit part of the infrastructure in the city of Khiam, after tanks fired on a Hezbollah military structure in the Kfarkela area.

Hezbollah, an ally of Hamas, says its attacks seek to demonstrate support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The fighting – the worst hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel since they fought a war in 2006 – has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes on both sides of the border.

Source: CNN Brasil

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