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Troops in Lebanon
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Soldier killed, 4 troops hurt in battle
(VIDEO) Paratrooper force clashes with terrorists in south Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil; Staff Sergeant Malko (Moshe) Ambao, 22, from Lod killed, four other troops lightly wounded. IDF kills 15 gunmen since morning

(VIDEO) Bitter battles on 27th day of fighting: Staff Sergeant Malko (Moshe) Ambao, 22, from Lod, of the IDF paratrooper brigade, was killed Monday morning in battle between IDF soldiers and Hizbullah gunmen in Bint Jbeil in the western sector of the south Lebanese region. Another four troops were wounded in the fire exchanges and at least five terrorists were killed.


IDF forces have killed 15 terrorists in different sectors across south Lebanon, five of them in Bint Jbeil.


A paratrooper unit that was operating in town against terrorists and in a bid to uncover weapon caches has clashed with gunmen and fire exchanges broke out. The wounded were evacuated to the hospital under heavy fire.


Troops seizing arms in south Lebanon village (Video: IDF Spokesperson Unit) (צילום: דובר צה"ל)


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Additionally, an IDF officer and two soldiers were injured early Monday morning during fire exchanges with Hizbullah gunmen in the village of Houla in the eastern sector of the southern Lebanon . The force killed four terrorists in the clash who were hiding in a house used as a weapons depot.


Engineering Corps and infantry units blew up Hizbullah headquarters in southwestern Lebanon Monday morning, completely destroying the structure. Troops uncovered stashes of rockets and antitank missiles in the place.

Hizbullah post destroyed by IDF missile (Photo: IDF Spokesperson Unit)


The army attacked more than 150 terror targets across Lebanon during the last day, including some 50 structures and bunkers used by Hizbullah, and about 10 tunnels and caved used by terrorists.


In addition, five suspect vehicles were hit, including a truck loaded with arms near Bint Jbeil.


The air force destroyed seven rocket launchers, two of which has been used in the deadly attack on Haifa Sunday. Over 60 rocket launch sites, roads and bridges were also struck.


Beirut struck again 


Israeli warplanes attacked Beirut's southern suburbs at daybreak Monday, renewing bombardment of the Hizbullah stronghold a day after cross-border gunmen rockets killed 15 Israelis .


The sound of four loud explosions in a spate of 20 minutes from the southern suburbs and the roar of raiding jets shook the Lebanese capital. The missiles kicked up smoke and dust in the sky.


Early Monday, Israeli warplanes targeted a northeastern region that is a symbol of Hizbullah power, witnesses and the group said. At least four explosions were heard around the Bekaa Valley city of Baalbek, 100 kilometers (63 miles) north of Israel's border, witnesses said.


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