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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

IDF kills Hezbullah's Maroun al-Ras regional commander, takes control of Bint Jbeil

The IDF announced this evening that it has killed Hezbullah's regional commander in Maruon al-Ras, and that it has taken control of Bint Jbeil, which is considered the terror capital of Southern Lebanon.

The commander was one of five Hezbullah terrorists killed in Maroun al-Ras today. Several IDF soldiers were lightly wounded in the action.

Brigadier General Gal Hirsch disclosed that IDF troops operating in Bint Jbeil discovered war rooms with eavesdropping and surveillance equipment made by Iran, that were being used by Hizbullah against Israel. They also found a large cache of weapons and communications devices.

The IDF has killed some 50 terrorists in the two Hizbullah strongholds over the last two days.

The Jerusalem Post spoke with the commander of the armored brigade that fought at Bint Jbeil, Col. Amnon Assoulin:
"The town is completely controlled by us," Asulin said, adding that dozens of Hizbullah guerrillas had been killed in clashes with Golani troops, paratroopers, and tanks.

Soldiers, Assulin said, took several guerrillas captive during the fighting. He said that there were still pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the village, and most of the Hizbullah guerrillas left inside, just under 100, were hiding in the Kasbah marketplace. [Hopefully we won't send ground troops into the Kasbah (remember Jenin) and it can be bombed from the air instead. CiJ]

The IDF was still encountering Hizbullah gunmen who were shooting form inside mosques, hospitals, and schools. They take advantage of the population, Assulin said, "But the IDF has high moral values and does its best to avoid harming anyone uninvolved."

The operation in Bint Jbeil, initially slated to take 48-72 hours, would last as long as necessary to kill all the Hizbullah terrorists and destroy the infrastructure there, Assulin said.
I guess that's what we need to do in most of the country.


At 2:36 AM, Blogger Jhn1 said...

The IDF needs to film (video) the attacks coming from those locations and subsequently raze those locations. According to Geneva Conventions (prior to the Soviet written "terrorist protection amendment") military use of those facilities waives the protections those structures would otherwise have against direct attacks or destruction.


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