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Israel launches airstrikes in Lebanon, Gaza following rocket attacks

In the most serious escalation since 2006, Israel has carried out airstrikes inside Lebanon following a barrage of rockets that was launched from southern Lebanon earlier in the day.
Smoke rises above buildings in Gaza City as Israel launches air strikes in Gaza

Israel carried out airstrikes in Lebanon and Gaza on Thursday night following a barrage of rockets that was fired from both into Israeli territory earlier in the day. The escalation between Israel and Lebanon is the most serious since 2006 and the July war that lasted 34 days. 

The airstrikes inside Lebanon have been ongoing since Friday 4:07 a.m. local time (Thursday 9:07 p.m. ET), the Israeli military said. Local news outlets reported that Israel hit the town of Alqulaila near Tyre in south Lebanon.

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