The department says the latest two deaths occurred in Lebanon, whose border has been under fire since October 7 between Israel and Hezbollah militants. (Photo: The Canadian Press)
Global Affairs Canada has confirmed the deaths of two more Canadians amid the Israel-Hamas war, bringing the total number of Canadian-related deaths to nine.
The department says the latest two deaths occurred in Lebanon, whose border has been under fire since October 7 between Israel and Hezbollah militants.On the same day, Hamas launched attacks on southern Israel.
Global Affairs Canada did not provide a death toll, but said in an update that 130 more Canadians had left Gaza this weekend via the Rafah crossing, leaving the battlefield. The total number of Canadians who have left has increased to 600. There are currently 426 other Canadians waiting to leave Gaza and the West Bank, the department said.
Global Affairs says one Canadian is still missing but has not yet been identified. It should be noted that the Canadian government advised Canadians to leave Lebanon in mid-October due to the escalation of the war between Israel and Hamas to the Lebanon border. 15,918 Canadians have registered with Global Affairs Canada in Lebanon.
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