The strikes targeted a barracks belonging to pro-Iranian operatives and the other a residential building that was reportedly a stronghold of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) military force.
"Approximately 35 launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into the area of Mount Meron in northern Israel."
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant: “We will continue the fire and we will do so independently from the south, until we achieve our goals" to push Hezbollah back to the Litani River.
Hezbollah announced Salami's death "with great pride and honor" but did not refer to him as a commander.
The attack targeted three sites, including Hezbollah weapons warehouses, in Ba'albek, 100 kilometers north of Lebanon's border with Israel.
According to Arab media, Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes on a neighborhood in the Beka'a area, 100 kilometers (62 miles) deep into Lebanon, for the first time since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.
Some 80,000 northern Israelis have been displaced by Hezbollah rocket barrages since the start of the war launched by Hamas against Israel.
Since January, 35 Hezbollah and other fighters were killed by Israel in Syria, in addition to wounding 13 others.
"The echoes of the explosions heard now are the result of an IDF artillery attack on the sources of the shooting in Lebanese territory."
This is the second time in the past day that a Hezbollah UAV has penetrated and fallen in Israel without being detected.
Earlier in the day, IDF fighter jets struck two Hezbollah weapons storage facilities near the city of Sidon in Lebanon.
"The strike was carried out in response to the launch of a UAV toward the Lower Galilee in northern Israel."
The Radwan Force, is considered one of the most skilled and highly trained units within Hezbollah.
"When you go home, the mission is to think 'readiness for war'. This is our first task; no one disagrees with us and we are now focusing on being prepared for war in the north."
The young soldier was killed when a precision-guided rocket fired by the Iranian terror proxy struck a military base in the northern Israeli city of Tzfat.
IDF Chief of Staff LTC Herzi Halevi: "There is still a long way to go, and we will do it together."
"The party responsible for fire from Lebanon is not only Hezbollah or other terrorist elements . . . but also the Lebanese government that allows shooting from its territory."
Some of the rockets were aimed at the headquarters of the IDF Northern Command.
The Israel Air Force attacks on southern Lebanon were launched in response to a deadly barrage of Hezbollah missile fire aimed at IDF bases, the northern holy city of Tzfat and other areas in the Upper Galilee.
Both victims were both conscious and had sustained limb injuries, according to a spokesperson for Magen David Adom.
A month ago, Hezbollah rejected a similar proposal by US envoy Amos Hochstein.
Explosions were also reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
An anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) fired by Hezbollah in Lebanon struck the home of an IDF soldier in central Kiryat Shmona but no physical injuries were reported in the attack.
There have been daily rocket and anti-tank guided missile attacks fired at Israel from Lebanon by Hezbollah since October 8.
The soldiers were wounded in a barrage fired from Lebanon into the areas of Kiryat Shmona, Biranit, and Mount Hermon in northern Israel.
The Iranian proxy continued to fire rockets at northern Israel throughout the day, aiming at the communities of Misgav Am, Margaliot and Rosh Hanikra.
The presence of Hezbollah forces along the Israeli border presents an imminent threat of a repeat of October 7, Levy said.
Austin said the US is “not at war with Iran,” but that Iranian proxies continue to carry out strikes like the attack on a U.S. outpost in Jordan that killed three American soldiers on Sunday.
Rockets were fired at Metula several times on Thursday, along with attacks aimed at Mount Dov and at IDF outposts on Mount Hermon.
“The president will do what he has to do to protect our troops and our facilities and to look after our national security interests in the region.”