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Another senior Hezbollah commander killed in Israeli strike, as diplomats work to promote peace in Lebanon

Hezbollah Commander Killed by Israeli Airstrike in Southern Lebanon

An Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon resulted in the death of a senior Hezbollah commander, Mohammad Naameh Nasser, sparking renewed tensions between the two sides. The strike, near the coastal city of Tyre, comes amidst escalating clashes between Hezbollah and the Israeli military, raising fears of a broader conflict involving Iran.

Nasser, also known as “Abu Naameh,” was the head of Hezbollah’s Aziz Unit in southern Lebanon. His death follows that of another key Hezbollah leader in a previous airstrike. In retaliation, Hezbollah launched rockets targeting Israeli military installations in Kiryat Shmona and the Golan Heights.

The ongoing conflict has led to the deaths of hundreds of Hezbollah fighters and civilians, as well as Israeli soldiers and civilians. Diplomatic efforts, including meetings between U.S. President Joe Biden’s adviser Amos Hochstein and French officials, are underway to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

Hezbollah has vowed to continue its attacks until a ceasefire is reached in Gaza, while Israel has threatened to launch a larger military operation if the attacks persist. The situation remains volatile, with the potential for further escalation in the region.

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