'IDF has won control over Maroun al-Ras'

By JPOST STAFF, AP
July 22, 2006 21:42

The commander of IDF ground forces said Saturday that the IDF has won control of the village Maroun al-Ras in southern Lebanon, allowing troops to overlook Hizbullah command posts in the area. Maj.-Gen. Beni Gantz also said the soldiers had found a mosque in Maroun al-Ras that contained stockpiles of weapons, including rockets. "The forces have completed, more or less, their control of the area of the village Maroun al-Ras, and there have been lots of strikes against terrorists," Gantz told reporters in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening. "It was a tough fight that went on for some time."


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