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METULLA, ISRAEL – Israel scrapped the proposed ceasefire agreement on August 11 and launched a full-scale ground invasion of Lebanon. Presumably the Israeli Defense Forces wanted to rapidly snap up territory between the border fence and the Litani River before agreeing to the real cease-fire that’s tenuously in effect at the time of this writing. The ceasefire does not require an Israeli withdrawal. Instead it puts their military operations in Lebanon into a holding pattern.It didn’t take long for the IDF to reach the Litani...
Tuesday, 15 August 2006
"It didn’t take long for the IDF to reach the Litani..."
Michael Totten has blogged his latest from the Israel-Lebanon front line -- filed now at his 'Middle East Journal,' written just before the ceasefire: The Storm before the Calm. [Hat tip Samizdata].