After weeks of cross-border skirmishes, residents of south Lebanon reported some of the harshest Israeli strikes to date. Hezbollah, a political organization in Lebanon, said it launched simultaneous attacks on Israeli positions along the Lebanese border on Saturday.
In reaction to a previous attack from Lebanese territory, the Israeli army said that its jets had attacked Hezbollah sites. Artillery and tank fire was being used in addition to the air strikes.
A Lebanese source familiar with Hezbollah’s attacks said the group had fired a powerful missile not yet used in the fighting, saying it had hit an Israeli position across the border from the villages of Ayta al-Shaab and Rmeich.
Hezbollah has been exchanging fire with Israeli forces across the Lebanese-Israeli frontier since its Palestinian ally Hamas went to war with Israel on Oct. 7.
It marks the worst fighting at the frontier since a 2006 war, but has mostly been contained to the border area.