Israel: military forces to move deeper into Lebanon

Israel: military forces to move deeper into Lebanon
Israel: military forces to move deeper into Lebanon

Israel Radio, Israel Army Radio and a senior Israeli goverment official said ground forces would reach the Litani River, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of the Israeli-Lebanese border. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss decisions of closed-door government meetings with reporters, according to the AP.

Ephraim Sneh, a senior Labor Party lawmaker, indirectly confirmed the planned push until the Litani. Asked by Israel Radio how long troops would hold on to that territory, up to the Litani, Sneh said: "We are not talking about days we are talking about longer, but not about months."