Update @ 4:12 pm: 12 Israeli soldiers killed in fighting around Bint Jbeil – which is still under HezbAllah control contrary to what the Israelis claimed.
Update @ 5:49 pm: 15 Israeli soldiers killed in fighting around Bint Jbeil.
Update @ 7:48 pm: HezbAllah eliminates a 4-person intelligence unit/cell on the border. An Israeli air strike targets a truck on Masna’a road carrying medical aid, destroying it completely.
Update @ 11:34 pm: Control of the tiny village of Maroun al-Ras is still being contested. Battles are taking place, as we speak, around and in Maroun al-Ras. So far 1 Israeli soldier has been killed and a number of others wounded inside Maroun al-Ras. For the past 20 minutes Israeli jets have been flying over Matn region. 2 trucks on the Dhour Shweir road were also bombed.
Funny quote of the day: “IDF took control of the Hezbollah stronghold a day earlier, but decided against seizing the entire town.” – Ha’aretz