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The Israelis hit a Hezbollah "war room" in southern Lebanon, killing five terrorists and their regional commander and discovering sophisticated equipment of interesting pedigree:
As fighting in Maroun al-Ras came to a close on Tuesday, IDF troops killed five Hizbullah gunmen, including the movement's regional commander.
Several IDF soldiers were lightly wounded in the clashes and were evacuated under fire.
Earlier, Brigadier General of Division 91, Commander Gal Hirsch, revealed that troops operating in Bint Jbeil discovered war rooms with eavesdropping and surveillance equipment made by Iran, being used by Hizbullah against Israel.
The IDF appears to be laying the groundwork for a large-scale invasion using ground troops and armor. They have taken two points with some strategic significance for Hezbollah, and in this particular case wiped out the command structure for Hezbollah in the area. Israel claims that it controls Bint Jbeil, another strategic point known as the capital of Hezbollah. Its fall not only complicates the terrorist communications, it shows that they cannot hold ground against the Israelis in a military attack. In a land that may not worship power but certainly salutes it, a few more of these defeats could prove fatal, literally, to Hassan Nasrallah.
In these war rooms, Hezbollah has shown some sophistication in their tactics and strategy. The Iranian-made equipment shows that Teheran has contributed both materiel and training to the Hezbollah terrorists, but that shouldn't be news to anyone. The discovery demonstrates the extent to which Nasrallah's forces rely on traditional military communications and tactics -- which makes them vulnerable to traditional military attack through overwhelming force.
The IDF has shown some progress in this war, and that points to a sudden large push to cut off and destroy what remains of Hezbollah in the field. By the end of this week, Israel will probably push its army into Lebanon to create the buffer zone that an international force can patrol -- after Hezbollah's destruction.Sphere It View blog reactions
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