Saturday, August 19, 2006

So much for peace...

Israeli forces operate deep inside Lebanon
Raid marks broadest violation of 5-day-old cease-fire with Hezbollah

Updated: 5:35 a.m. ET Aug. 19, 2006

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah fighters battled Israeli commandos who landed near the militants’ stronghold deep inside Lebanon early Saturday, killing one soldier, in the first large-scale violation of the U.N.-brokered cease-fire between the sides.

Hezbollah said its guerrillas foiled the raid after a gunbattle, and the Israeli army said one soldier was killed and two were wounded but that the commando team completed its mission.

Three Hezbollah guerillas were also killed, Lebanese security sources said.

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