Saturday, August 05, 2006

Hezbollah Claims Kills

Hezbollah Captures 2
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
Hezbollah claimed to have killed five Israeli soldiers today. The Weasel consulted with the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC and various news sources. Apparently, it wasn't Hezbollah, but Lebanese women and children ..

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Anonymous said...

Fierce fighting rages in Lebanon
HEZBOLLAH guerrillas were reported to have killed five Israeli soldiers in ferocious fighting in south Lebanon today, as Israeli forces tried to expand areas of control under cover of heavy bombardment.
Lebanese security sources said the guerrillas detonated roadside bombs and fired anti-tank rockets and assault rifles at Israeli forces occupying seven small enclaves in south Lebanon.

The guerrillas also battled Israeli forces trying to launch new incursions near the village of Markaba and a strategic hill near the coastal town of Naquora.

Al Arabiya television said five Israeli soldiers were killed near Markaba. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli army.

Israeli aircraft launched more than 150 strikes on targets across the south while artillery pounded areas close to the border with hundreds of shells, the security sources said.

"The thuds of explosions are continuous, warplanes are not leaving the skies. It is one of the worst days (of fighting)," one source said. "There is an air strike every few minutes."

Hezbollah said in a statement its guerrillas destroyed a tank and a bulldozer and battled infantry units near Markaba, just inside Lebanon, from midnight, inflicting several Israeli casualties.

In another statement, the Shi'ite Muslim group said its guerrillas destroyed a tank and an armoured troop carrier in house-to-house fighting in the village of Aita al-Shaab and confrontations near Taibeh.

The Israeli army said it had identified hitting at least five Hezbollah fighters in the battles. Four Israeli soldiers were killed in similar fighting on yesterday.

Israel said it has carved out a zone containing 20 villages 6-7km from the border and the defence minister ordered the army to prepare for a possible push to the Litani River some 20km into Lebanon.