At least 458 people have been killed in clashes along the border in Lebanon since the war began.


The Iran-backed militant group said an Israeli attack on southern Lebanon on Tuesday killed a senior Hezbollah commander.

It named the commander as Sami Abdullah alias Abu Talib, who was born in 1969, in a statement announcing his death “with great pride and great honour”.

A Lebanese military source said the commander killed so far was the most important in Hezbollah since the start of the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza, which has fueled violence along the Lebanese border.

The attack hit the town of Juiya, 15 kilometers (nine miles) from the Israeli border, and three other people were also killed, the sources said.

In recent days, the exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israeli forces on the border has intensified.

At least 458 people have been killed in clashes around the border in Lebanon, according to an AFP count.

Israeli officials say that at least 15 Israeli soldiers have been killed in the fighting.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced.

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