Israeli raids kill at least 11 Lebanese as clashes continue in south
Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Lebanon overnight, it was reported early Monday, as Hizbullah battled Israeli troops on several fronts.
Lebanese sources said the air strikes killed 11 civilians. The targets included bridges, roads, bunkers, rocket launchers and launch sites, the report said. Seven members of the same family died in the southern Lebanese village of Ghazzaniyeh when Israeli jets struck their house.
Two other civilians were also killed and four seriously wounded in a similar strike in Kfar Tibneet village, also in the south. Israeli jets also struck a southern suburb of Beirut and the eastern Bekaa Valley. One civilian died in the Bekaa strikes.
In the southern front, Hizbullah fighters battled Israeli troops in several areas with the fiercest fighting in Houla, where Hizbullah said it had ambushed and killed four Israeli soldiers.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said five soldiers were wounded, but none killed.
Monday's fighting follows the deadliest day so far for Israel, after Hizbullah rockets killed 12 reserve soldiers and three civilians in Haifa. At least 769 people - mostly civilians - and 94 Israelis have now been killed in the violence.