Hurricane Beryl, Hezbollah, Canadian Army: The Night’s News

Hurricane Beryl hits Jamaica and heads toward Mexico. Hurricane Beryl’s rain and strong winds are sweeping Jamaica on Wednesday and are expected to hit Mexico on Thursday night after killing at least seven people and causing widespread destruction in the southeastern Caribbean and Venezuela. Beryl, which is particularly powerful for this early part of the season, is currently a Category 4 hurricane on a scale of 5, with winds of up to 134 mph (215 km/h), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). It is expected to weaken and be downgraded to Category 2 when it makes landfall in Mexico on Thursday night. noted Excelsior.

Hezbollah fires on Israeli positions after commander killed Hezbollah said Wednesday it launched some 100 rockets targeting Israeli military positions in response to the death of one of its commanders. The Lebanese armed group says Mohammed Nasser was killed in an Israeli attack in southern Lebanon. The attack is “at least the third senior member of the group to be killed in nearly nine months of cross-border fighting that has raised fears of a wider regional escalation”, relief Al-Jazeera.

Jennie Carignan, first woman appointed to head the Canadian army. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday the appointment of Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan as head of the Canadian Army. “Renowned for the excellence of its services”the one who “commanded troops in a NATO mission in Iraq” will officially take up her duties on July 18. She will then become “the first woman to lead the Canadian armed forces”, underlines The Globe and Mail.

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