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Hezbollah seizes Israeli drone ‘in good condition,’ strikes military outposts

Hezbollah resistance fighters have taken control of an Israeli drone after it violated the Lebanese airspace near the border with the occupied territories.

Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network reported that Hezbollah intercepted the Skylark drone and seized it “in good condition.”

The Skylark is a small unmanned aerial vehicle typically used for surveillance and produced by the Israeli weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems.

Hezbollah forces also struck the Israeli military’s Jal al-Alam outpost with missiles, reportedly injuring several Israeli troops.

Later in the day, the Lebanese resistance group targeted the Khirbet Maar military base with Falaq (Dusk) missiles, and artillery units in the illegal Dishon settlement with several Katyusha rockets.

The Hebrew-language media outlets reported that at least 10 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards the Western Galilee region in the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories.

Additionally, Hezbollah fighters targeted a group of Israeli soldiers inside a building in al-Manara settlement.

Senior Hamas official in Lebanon survives drone strike

Moreover, a high-ranking official with the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement survived an Israeli assassination attempt in southern Lebanon.

Lebanon’s official National News Agency said an Israeli drone struck a car in the coastal town of Jadra, located north of Sidon and south of the capital Beirut.

A Palestinian source, requesting anonymity for security concerns, said the strike “was a failed attempt to assassinate a senior official in Hamas movement.”

Members of the Lebanese army gather near a damaged vehicle in the aftermath of an Israeli drone strike in Jadra, Lebanon, on February 10, 2024. (Photo by Reuters)

A Lebanese security official, also requesting anonymity, identified the target as Hamas recruitment officer Bassel Saleh.

Shortly after the initial strike on Saleh’s car, a second Israeli drone hit the same location, killing two people, the official said.

Saleh “survived but suffered burns on his back and was admitted to hospital,” the Lebanese official said.

The official said Saleh is “in charge of a recruitment unit in the West Bank.”

Hezbollah said one of its members had been killed in the Jadra attack.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah dismisses Israeli threats, says ‘ready’ to confront aggression

Lebanon’s Hezbollah dismisses Israeli threats, says ‘ready’ to confront aggression

A senior official of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has brushed off the Israeli threats of a widespread attack against the country, warning that the resistance movement is “ready” to respond appropriately to any aggression by Tel Aviv.

The Israeli regime launched its devastating hostilities in the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the territory’s Hamas-led Palestinian resistance groups carried out the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity.

The Israeli military has also been carrying out attacks against the Lebanese territory since then, prompting retaliatory strikes from Hezbollah in support of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

The movement has vowed to keep up its retaliatory operations as long as the Tel Aviv regime continues its onslaught on Gaza.

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