Over the past day, IDF infantry, armored and engineering forces operated in southern Lebanon. The forces positioned themselves in the areas of Mis el Jabal, Mahibab Blida, Shihin, Rajmil and Majdal Zun, in the eastern part of southern Lebanon. At the same time, IDF forces established positions in the villages of Al Teibeh, Al Adeisa, Rab A-Tiltin, Aita A-Shab and Maroun A-Ras and Bint Jabel.
Yesterday evening an IDF soldier was killed and four more were wounded in exchanges of fire in the village of Aita A-Shab. An IDF soldier was severely wounded and two soldiers were lightly wounded in the village of Mahbib.
In fighting throughout the day, IDF forces killed approximately 35 armed Hezbollah terrorists, and wounded numerous other Hezbollah terrorists.
In the area of Bint Jbiel, IDF forces identified and destroyed a vehicle carrying a Hezbollah missile launcher. Additional weapons were discovered by the force, including 10 assault rifles in the area around the village of Sheihin.
During the night the IDF carried out more than 120 aerial attacks in Lebanon:
– 6 missile launchers, including launchers used for long-range attacks against
Afula and Haifa.
– 35 Hezbollah buildings, storage facilities and headquarters
– Areas used to launch rocket into Israel, and roads and bridges leading to those areas.
– A vehicle identified transporting weapons.
The IDF will continue to use all means at its disposal in order to protect the citizens of Israel and to create the conditions for the return of the abducted IDF soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, to their homes.