(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)
Summary of IDF Attacks in Lebanon
During the night (July 13-14) IDF forces struck 18 targets in Lebanon from the air, sea, and land.
An aerial attack was carried out against a structure at the Beirut headquarters of the Hizbullah terror organization. The IDF also attacked bridges and access routes at the site. The structure, located in Beirut's Shiite quarter, had been in use as Hizbullah's headquarters for directing, instructing, and managing terror activity. The site functions as the permanent base of the senior ranks of Hizbullah terrorists including Hasan Nasrallah, the organization's leader, and as such also as a weapons depot. Additionally, some of the buildings are used as housing for the Hizbullah organization's terrorist leaders.
IDF also conducted an airstrike against a Hizbullah weapons depot in the area of Baal-Bak, east of Beirut, also striking a main Beirut-Damascus road in the area of Dahar Al-Bidar in southern Lebanon and an additional road south of Sidon. The roads in Lebanon are used to transport terrorists and weapons to the terror organizations operating from Lebanese territory against civilians in Israel. IDF air and naval forces attacked three gasoline stations in southern Lebanon as part of the effort to damage the Lebanese infrastructure that works to support terror activity.
In addition to the above targets, IDF carried out deterrence airstrikes during the night to disrupt and prevent the launching of rockets across the border into Israel, and launched a ground-based attack on Hizbullah positions along the Israel-Lebanon border.
During the day yesterday IDF aerially attacked approximately 80 targets in Lebanon, including headquarters, bases, weapons depots, positions and outposts of the Hizbullah terrorist organization. Hizbullah routes, bridges and launch sites were also attacked. In the afternoon IDF carried out airstrikes against two military airfields in Kaliyat and Rayk in Lebanon, as well as Hezbollah headquarters.
Last night IDF also struck a central fuel depot used by the aircraft at Lebanon's international airport in Beirut, continuing the morning's strikes against the airport, which had been serving as a waystation for the transfer and shipping of weapons and infrastructure to the Hizbullah terrorist organization.
IDF naval forces struck a cell of terrorists north of Rosh Hanikra who were in the act of firing Katyusha rockets into Israel. Further naval bombardment was carried out against a terrorist position in southern Lebanon and against access routes to the coastline. Altogether approximately 120 missiles were fired across the northern border into Israel. Two of the missiles struck Haifa. Two civilians were killed and about 100 injured.
IDF targets runways and fuel tanks at the Beirut airport
The IDF carried out an aerial attack against the Lebanese International Airport in Beirut today, July 14, 2006, in accordance with the decision of the political echelon to operate to protect the citizens of Israel against attacks emanating from Lebanese territory.
Beirut's airport is used as a central hub for the transfer of weapons and supplies to Hizbullah. The Hizbullah terrorist organization operates undisturbed from within Lebanon, and constitutes a severe terrorist threat to Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, as was proved in yesterday's attack.
IDF targets Hizbullah's broadcasting compound
Today, July 14, 2006, the IDF carried out an aerial attack against Hizbullah's broadcasting compound in Beirut, in accordance with the decision of the political echelon to operate to protect the citizen over the night, in accordance with the decision of the political echelon to operate to protect the citizens of Israel against attacks emanating from Lebanese territory. Earlier this week the IDF targeted the Al Manar TV station.
The compound has for many years served as the main tool for propaganda and incitement by Hizbullah, and has also helped the organization recruit people into its ranks. Hizbullah operates undisturbed from within Lebanon, and constitutes a severe terror threat to the people of Israel and to IDF soldiers, as was proved in yesterday's attack.
Summary of Hizbullah attacks on Israel, July 14 2006 (8:00 a.m.)
The IDF targeted 18 sites in southern Lebanon early this morning, July 14, 2006 as Hizbullah launched more than 130 missiles into Israel over the course of 48 hours, killing two civilians and wounding more than 100.
The sites targeted are:
- The security command in the Hizbullah HQ in the Shiite district of southern Beirut. The HQ is used by senior Hezbollah members, including Hassan Nasrallah for meetings and for storing weaponry. The IDF also targeted several bridges and access routes leading to the compound.
- Three petrol stations located south of Sidon.
- Several bridges and access routes part of the Beirut-Damascus highway.
- One storage facility storing weaponry located east of Beirut.
- Two Hizbullah outposts along the Israeli-Lebanese border.
Summary of Hizbullah attacks on Israel since the morning, July 14 2006 (17:00 p.m)
The Hizbullah terror organization has launched app. 70 missiles into Israel since this morning, July 14. In total, more than 300 missiles have been launched into Israel in the past three days, killing two civilians and wounding more than 140. Since yesterday the residents of northern Israel are requested to stay in safe rooms.
The Lebanese government is blatantly violating the resolution of the UN Security Council 1559, which calls for, among other things, the removal of the Hizbullah terrorist organization from the Lebanese border, and is therefore fully responsible for the current crisis.
The IDF, using sea and aerial forces, has attacked more than 20 targets in Lebanon since this morning, July 14, 2006.
The sites targeted are:
- Areas from which the Hizbullah terrorist organization launches Katyush rockets at Israel
- Runways and fuel tanks at the International Airport in Beirut and at the airport of Khalde.
- Bridges and access routes part of the Beirut-Damascus highway.
- Bridegs crossing the A-Zaharani River
- A Hizbullah warehouses, storing different weapons in southern Lebanon.
- Hizbullah headquarters in southern Lebanon.
- A Hizbullah post in southern Lebanon.
Beirut's airport is used as a central hub for the transfer of weapons and supplies to Hizbullah. The Hizbullah terrorist organization operates uninterrupted from within Lebanon, and continues to constitute a severe terrorist threat to Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.