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Al-Qassam Leader Killed in Israeli Raid on Southern Lebanon

(AWP) - A Palestinian leader of the al-Qassam Brigades and a Syrian person were killed, and two others were wounded in an Israeli drone strike south of the city of Tyre in southern Lebanon on Wednesday, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.

The agency added that the Israeli assault targeted a vehicle on Al-Hoash Road, two kilometres from Tyre, and confirmed that the Palestinian leader was inside the burnt vehicle while the Syrian motorcyclist was coincidentally passing by at the time of the attack.

The Hamas-affiliated al-Aqsa television channel identified the killed man as Hadi Mustafa from the Rashidieh Camp for Palestinian refugees.

The Lebanese agency also reported that Israel launched another airstrike targeting the Labouneh area in Naqoura and the outskirts of Aalma el-Chaab in the south of the country.

The Lebanese Foreign Ministry said that it will file a complaint to the United Nations Security Council following Israeli strikes on residential areas in the vicinity of Baalbek and adjacent villages on March 11th and 12th.

The National News Agency reported that the ministry issued a statement, urging “the international community to exert pressure on Israel to halt its ongoing escalating attacks, and reiterates the necessity of condemning, collectively, the Israeli aggressions against Lebanon by the members of the Security Council, and working towards the full implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006) to achieve permanent stability and tranquility along the borders of southern Lebanon.”

The attacks come amid increasing border tensions and daily exchanges of fire between the Israeli army and the Lebanese Hezbollah, which have been ongoing since the outbreak of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip on October 7.