Heavy clashes in south Lebanon as Israeli forces move deeper
Israeli forces moved deeper into Lebanon against fierce Hizbullah resistance on Saturday and air strikes killed up to 19 people. Hours after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution to end the month-old war, Israel launched an expanded ground offensive in the south.
Relief officials said Israel was still denying access for aid convoys to distressed civilians despite the resolution.
Israeli troops pushed west to Ghandouriyeh, a village 11 km inside Lebanon, their deepest penetration yet, security sources said. Hizbollah said it ambushed them there, according to Reuters.
Hizbullah said it had destroyed seven tanks. The Israeli army said one was hit.
Air strikes in the south killed up to 15 people in the village of Rshaf, security sources said, and four civilians were killed when a pickup truck was hit in Kharayeb.
Israeli bombs also hit Beirut's suburbs, roads in the north, electricity pylons near Sidon, the Beirut-Damascus highway and the southern city of Tyre, witnesses and security sources said.