Israeli Troops, Hezbollah Guerrillas Locked in Fierce Fighting
|An Israeli tank crosses into southern Lebanon from northern Israel Tuesday, August 1, 2006|
Israel’s security cabinet has approved an expansion of ground operations in southern Lebanon. Israeli troops say they have killed at least 20 Hezbollah militants in heavy fighting during the past 48-hours.
Israeli ground troops are carrying out a series of offensive operations inside Lebanon, attacking villages and towns across the region. They are encountering heavy resistance from Hezbollah militants. Described as on and off again clashes, Israeli newspapers report the operations are designed to push Hezbollah militants six to seven kilometers back from the Israeli border. …[Read more]