Southern Lebanon witnessed a heavy exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel on Wednesday morning and throughout the previous night.

In the morning, the Israeli fired several heavy artillery shells on the outskirts of the towns of Naqoura, Jabal al-Labbouneh, Alma al-Shaab, Dhayra, Aita al-Shaab and Ramya, as well as the valleys surrounding Chihine and Tayr Harfa. Additionally, heavy reconnaissance flights flew over the villages of Tyre and Bint Jbeil districts.

The Israeli army also fired around 60 phosphorus shells, 40 artillery shells, among which 20 heavy artillery shells on Aita al-Shaab. Israel also targeted Ramya with five phosphorus shells.

Israeli Channel 12 announced that at least five rockets were fired from Lebanon, all of which landed in open areas.

Overnight, reconnaissance aircraft flew over the villages of the western and central sectors, firing flares over the border villages adjacent to the Blue Line.

For its part, Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a missile attack on the al-Raheb position, as well as for a gathering of Israeli soldiers near the area. The pro-Iranian group also announced that it had targeted a military position near the Branit barracks.

On another hand, four days after last Saturday’s explosion on the outskirts of Rmeish, which injured four members of the UNTSO (The United Nations Truce Supervision Organization), Israel denied any involvement in the incident. On Wednesday morning, Israeli army spokesman Avichay Adraee held Hezbollah responsible. In a statement published on the platform X, he announced that “according to the information available to the Israeli army, the explosion that took place on March 30 in Rmeish was due to an explosive device that Hezbollah had previously placed in the area.”

Earlier last night, at around 10:15 PM, Israeli warplanes carried out an aerial aggression during which they launched an air raid targeting the vicinity of the mosque in the town of Ainata in the Bint Jbeil district. Several airstrikes also targeted the area between Aitaroun and Blida.