Israel declares border area with Lebanon 'closed zone'

The Israeli army on Monday declared the border area with southern Lebanon a 'closed zone' and barred Israeli farmers from approaching it

The Israeli army on Monday declared the border area with southern Lebanon a 'closed zone' and barred Israeli farmers from approaching it

JERUSALEM – The Israeli army on Monday declared the border area with southern Lebanon a "closed zone" and barred Israeli farmers from approaching it, one day following the killing of six Hezbollah members in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria.

"The Israeli army declared the border area with southern Lebanon a closed zone for farmers," Israel's Channel 10 said.

The channel also quoted farmers in the area as saying that the army has barred them from approaching the area.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for security cabinet meeting on Tuesday to discuss the developments on the Israel's northern front after the reported death of the six Hezbollah members in Syria, Israel's military radio said.

The Israeli army has also boosted its troops in the country's northern region, the radio said.

Israel has yet to comment on Sunday's airstrike in Syria.

Hezbollah said Sunday that six group members had been killed in an Israeli airstrike in southwestern Syria.

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