Skip to comments.Iranian equipment found in Bint Jbeil
Posted on 07/25/2006 10:04:33 AM PDT by SmithL
Brigadier General of Division 91 Commander Gal Hirsch revealed on Tuesday that troops operating in Bint Jbeil discovered war rooms with eavesdropping and surveillance equipment made by Iran, being used by Hizbullah against Israel.
They also found large cache of weapons and communications devices.
Meanwhile, several IDF soldiers from a tank unit were wounded when troops encountered resistance in Maroun al-Ras, a Hizbullah stronghold the IDF believed it had under its control.
Troops were attempting to evacuate the wounded under fire. The number of casualties was unclear as was the nature of the wounds.
Earlier Tuesday, Col. Amnon Eshel Assulin, Commander of the IDF Armored Brigade, told The Jerusalem Post that IDF troops operating in the village of Bint Jbeil, considered the "capital of terror" in southern Lebanon, had proven their ability to reach any location in Lebanon, and could even enter Beirut if the government decided on that course of action.
Assulin told the Post that that IDF had taken control over Bint Jbeil and had so far killed at least 40 Hizbullah guerrillas.
"The town is completely controlled by us," Asulin said, adding that dozens of Hizbullah guerrillas had been killed in clashes with Golani troops, paratroopers, and tanks.
Soldiers, Assulin said, took several guerrillas captive during the fighting. He said that there were still pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the village, and most of the Hizbullah guerrillas left inside, just under 100, were hiding in the Kasbah marketplace.
The IDF was still encountering Hizbullah gunmen who were shooting form inside mosques, hospitals, and schools. They take advantage of the population, Assulin said, "But the IDF has high moral values and does its best to avoid harming anyone uninvolved."
The operation in Bint Jbeil, initially slated to take 48-72 hours, would last as long as necessary to kill all the Hizbullah terrorists and destroy the infrastructure there, Assulin said.
"Two tank battalions fought bravely, killed terrorists, and evacuated their wounded comrades from the battlefield," Assulin told the Post when describing the fighting in Bint Jbeil since early Monday. He said that infantry battalions were working cohesively with tanks, and that "one could not exist without the other."
Also on Tuesday, Lt.-Col. Avi Mano, commander of the Keren artillery battalion, told the Post that his cannons had fired 3000 shells at Bint Jbeil since the beginning of operations there earlier this week.
Mano said artillery cannons were capable of making direct hits on houses and other targets, while causing more damage than Katyusha rockets cause in Israel.
The artillery battery is stationed along the northern border in conjunction with an artillery officer who accompanies infantry troops into Lebanon to provide coordinates for artillery fire.
"One of our significant accomplishments is that we are helping infantry troops in Lebanon fulfill their mission by providing them with artillery cover fire," Mano said.
I think the Israelis need to air drop the weapons along with the dead hezzy jihadis in downtown Tehran.
So. Where is this fabled " Bint Jbeil" and what is the significance of it?
Apologies to those of you who have taken Journalism 101.
Rock the Kasbah,
rock the Kasbah.
GO! ISRAEL! GO!...............
It's where the Prophet Mohammed got his Jbeil Bent..........
Like Iraq, the truth emerges. Like France, Syria wants to negotiate peace before that truth emerges. Hebollah must be yelling high and low for their Syrian-Iranian supporters to rescue them before they run out of shells.
Iranian equipment found and captured by IDF in Lebanon - ping!
It's in Southern Lebanon, very close to Israel's border and is a Hezzbullah stronghold and rocket launching facility. It also seems to be an Iranian outpost.
The source is the Jerusalem Post, which may reasonably expect that its usual readership knows exactly where Bint Jbeil is located and what its significance is.
For everyone else, the town is located in southern Lebanon not far from the Israeli border, and is considered to be the "capitol" of the Hizballah "state-within-a-state" in Lebanon.
Sorry Red Dog.
We were looking for a link as to why it is currently significant. (Biblical stuff ain't much use right this moment.)
Assulin told the Post that that IDF had taken control over Bint Jbeil and had so far killed at least 40 Hizbullah guerrillas... Soldiers, Assulin said, took several guerrillas captive during the fighting. He said that there were still pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the village, and most of the Hizbullah guerrillas left inside, just under 100, were hiding in the Kasbah marketplace. The IDF was still encountering Hizbullah gunmen who were shooting form inside mosques, hospitals, and schools.Sounds like a good reason to level the place.
It is currently significant because it WAS the home base of Hezbubbah in southern Lebanon.............
So who's afraid to call a spade a spade?
Iran is thus indisputedly engaged.
No quarter need be given.
The conflict is thus enjoined.
WE ARE ALL JEWS NOW!
I believe I heard on the radio this morning that it had been the site of an Israeli base during the time they controlled southern Lebanon. Apparently it has geographic advantages and allows control of the surrounding area. A high point.
Construction workers don't call a spade a spade. They call it a f---ing shovel.
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