Israel launches intense phosphorus bombardment on southern Lebanese border town

Israeli army targets Kafr Kila, says local media

09:26 - 20/11/2023 Monday
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The Israeli army targeted the Lebanese town of Kafr Kila with phosphorus shelling on Sunday in its most intense attack since Oct. 8, according to Lebanese media.

The official Lebanese News Agency reported that Kafr Kila was subjected to intense Israeli shelling, including phosphorus bombing in populated areas.

The agency described the Israeli bombing as “the most intense since the beginning of the events” on Oct. 8.

“Israeli shelling has targeted several border towns around Odaisseh and Alma Shaab and the outskirts of the towns of Naqoura, Jabal al-Lubnani and Meis el-Jabal,” it added.

The agency indicated that the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) sounded sirens after the Israeli shelling, while UNIFIL has not issued an immediate comment on the news.

The Lebanese Hezbollah group, as reported by the Lebanese National News Agency on Sunday, announced that it targeted several Israeli border sites including Adaisseh, al-Jardaah, Jal al-Alam, al-Marj, Ramea, Hanita, Khallet Warda and Metulla.

The group noted that it targeted the site of Jal al-Alam for the second time on Sunday.

It also announced in a separate statement that it targeted “a gathering of Israelis and vehicles near the Israeli site of Metulla with appropriate weapons, causing direct hits.”

It said these targets came “in support of our steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and in support of its brave and honorable resistance.”

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli army radio reported that “sirens sounded in Western Galilee near the northern border with Lebanon.”

The Israeli army in a tweet on X said “several rockets were detected to have been launched from Lebanese territory towards various areas on the northern border, and there are no casualties.”

It confirmed that “the Israeli army attacked the sources of shelling.”

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