15 IDF soldiers killed Wednesday, IDF reveals

August 10, 2006 01:16


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Fifteen IDF soldiers were killed in fighting in south Lebanon Wednesday, the IDF released for publication. Nine reserve infantry soldiers from an elite unit were killed on Wednesday afternoon when an anti-tank missile was fired at the house they were stationed in during clashes with Hizbullah forces in the village of Dbil in the western sector of south Lebanon. Also on Wednesday afternoon, in a fierce gun battle in the village of Ayta al-Shaab in the western sector, Hizbullah guerillas fired an anti-tank missile at an IDF tank, killing four reservists from the 847th Brigade. Another soldier was killed in a mortar attack in Kliya south of Marjayoun in south Lebanon. On Wednesday morning, one soldier was killed, two were seriously wounded and two others were lightly wounded when an IDF tank crew exchanged fire with an IDF infantry reserve force on Wednesday morning. The friendly fire incident took place in the village of Atayba in south Lebanon during which infantry troops opened fire on a Lebanese home that fellow IDF tank men were stationed in.

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