Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Moving into Lebanon - Israeli Ground Troops

Breaking News: Israeli Troops are on the ground in Southern Lebanon moving in. Approx 6:00 a.m. Israel Time - AP Reporting World Breaking News 11:15 p.m (est)
Israeli Ground Troops Enter Lebanon

Via CNN: Israeli ground troops moving into southern Lebanon, a spokesman for Israel Defense Forces says. Israeli troops enter southern Lebanon
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- Israeli ground troops have entered southern Lebanon on a mission to destroy outposts of the militant group Hezbollah, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman told CNN early Wednesday.
The spokesman said the troops are "close to the border." No further details were immediately available.
Hours earlier, Israeli airstrikes pounded the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital near the airport, lighting up the night with explosions.
Via ynetnews: IDF tanks enter central Gaza
Israeli tanks begin moving into Mughazi refugee camp early Wednesday under cover of machine gun fire from troops; incursion preceded by exchanges of fire between soldiers, Palestinian gunmen Associated Press
Via AP: Israeli Tanks Move Into Gaza Refugee Camp

Earlier:
Via Associated Press: Israel may send ground troops into Lebanon
JERUSALEM - Israel declared Tuesday it was ready to fight Hezbollah guerrillas for several more weeks and possibly send ground forces into Lebanon, raising doubts about international efforts to broker an immediate cease-fire in the fighting that has killed more than 260 people and displaced 500,000.

Via Fox News: Massive Blasts Rock Beirut

Via Guardian.co.uk: United States to Israel: you have one more week to blast Hizbullah
Bush 'gave green light' for limited attack, say Israeli and UK sources
The US is giving Israel a window of a week to inflict maximum damage on Hizbullah before weighing in behind international calls for a ceasefire in Lebanon, according to British, European and Israeli sources. [read more]

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