Israel drops phosphorus bombs on southern Lebanese border: Report

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Israel dropped phosphorus bombs and targeted civilians on the southern Lebanese border, with several casualties reported, Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA) said on Tuesday.

The air strikes hit the al-Dhahira town directly, killing multiple civilians and injuring several others who were transported to nearby hospitals, the news agency added.

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Israeli forces also fired dozens of flare bombs at Lebanon, NNA reported.

The Israeli army had in a statement said it was “striking military targets of the terrorist organization Hezbollah on Lebanese territory.”

Since the October 7 assault by Hamas, clashes on the Israel-Lebanon border have left at least 10 people dead on the Lebanese side, including a Reuters journalist and several civilians.

On the Israeli side, at least two people died.

The international community fears an escalation of the conflict between the Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah, an ally of Hamas, and the Israeli army.

Israel began evacuating thousands of residents in 28 locations in the north of the country after these border clashes.

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