IDF Apologizes After Death of Lebanese Soldier

In a rare move, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) apologized for an incident in which a Lebanese soldier was accidentally killed Thursday by Israeli munitions in a cross-border strike on Hezbollah.

The death is the first casualty of a Lebanese Armed Forces member since the war between Israel and Hamas began on Oct. 7 after the Palestinian militant group’s deadly attack on the Jewish state.

“An army military position in the … Adaysseh area was bombarded by the Israeli enemy, leaving one soldier martyred and three others injured,” the LAF said in a statement obtained by Agence France-Presse.

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