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July 22, 2006

Israel Enters Southern Lebanon - Hits Maroun al-Ras and Yaroun Villages

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Breaking: Fox News is reporting that Israeli tanks are now moving toward Maroun al-Ras...

Apparently, Israel's incursion into Maroun al-Ras came after it pounded the area with bombs and artillery throughout the night. Maroun al-Ras is believed to be one of the launching points for terrorist rocket attacks on northern Israel :

Israeli forces entered a village in the southeast corner of Lebanon Saturday, but Israeli and Lebanese accounts differed over whether the Israeli military had taken control over the area.

Israel's incursion into Maroun al-Ras came after it pounded the area with bombs and artillery throughout the night. The village is believed to be a launching point for rocket attacks on northern Israel.

Several Israeli soldiers, backed by artillery and tank fire, moved into the large village, Israeli military officials said on condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the information, and said it was under Israeli control.

But Lebanese security sources, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, said that the Israeli military had made incursions of only a few hundred meters (yards) into Maroun al-Ras and Yaroun villages.

Rockets that have hit the Israeli cities of Nazareth and Dbrayeh are believed to have been fired from Maroun al-Ras.

Israeli air raids and artillery shelling also hit the southeast border town of Khiam, Lebanese television and witnesses reported.

U.N. peace keepers and witnesses said the Israeli incursion also briefely held the border village of Marwaheen before pulling back.

More at The Right Truth: "Fox News Channel is also reporting that IRANIAN Republican Guards have moved into the southern portion of Lebanon. It this information is accurate, the entire situation has changed." The NY Sun previously reported (July 19) that hundreds of Iranian Republican Guards were fighting in Lebanon.

Very dangerous implications, if true.

Posted by Richard at July 22, 2006 9:08 AM

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