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Lebanese-Israeli front flares after two journalists killed in drone strike

Eight people, including two journalists from the Beirut-based pan-Arab channel al-Mayadeen, and a Hamas military official were killed Tuesday in Lebanon by Israeli strikes. Clashes on the Lebanese-Israeli border have left at least 100 dead in Lebanon, including 85 Hezbollah fighters and 14 civilians, since October 8.

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With our correspondent in Beirut, Paul Khalifeh

The clashes which began Tuesday morning on the Lebanese-Israeli border intensified after the death of the two journalists in a drone strike. Hezbollah, which has vowed to avenge the deaths of Farah Omar and Rabih Maamari, carried out a dozen attacks against targets on Israeli territory.

Hassan Nasrallah’s party announced that it had attacked an Israeli military intelligence unit holed up in a house in the town of Manara using guided missiles. He also claimed to have targeted a site belonging to the Israeli arms industry in the locality of Shlomi, in response to a strike against an aluminum factory in southern Lebanon on November 18.

Shiite fighters fired guided missiles, multiple Grad rockets and artillery shells against a dozen other targets in northern Israel. The Israeli aviation was particularly active this Tuesday due to favorable weather after several days of heavy rain.

Late at night, drones carried out raids near the coastal town of Naqoura, which houses the headquarters of UNIFIL peacekeepers. Artillery and aircraft shelled the outskirts of around fifteen villages, approaching residential areas where several homes were damaged.

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