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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #835424

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 2006
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(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper) The developing story with tough fighting in south Lebanon & more air strikes in Beirut introduced.

(Israeli-Lebanese border: John Roberts) The fighting on the ground in south Lebanon as the Israeli ground operation continues & the outcome of the Israeli investigation of the building in Qana reviewed; scenes shown of the air strikes pounding the Lebanese village of Aita al-Shaab as viewed from an Israeli battery, fuel bombs dropping on a Hizballah outpost, a video of bodies Israel claims are Hizballah fighters; details given of the question of how long the fighting will last with the pressure for a cease-fire; about the Hizballah rocket strikes & about the Israeli military buildup along the border. [Israeli army Maj. Gen. Benny GANTZ†- says it can take a while--a few days or weeks.] The slow course of the diplomatic track & the expansion of the ground campaign discussed.

(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Michael Ware) The bold & daring commando operation by Israel into the Hizballah domain in the Bekaa Valley in northern Lebanon near the Syrian border reviewed; an Israeli video shown of the raid on a hospital in Baalbeck said to be a Hizballah safe house; scenes shown of the destruction & wounded in Baalbeck. [In hospital, two MEN - {thru translator} describe what happened.] The latest air shelling in south Beirut of Hizballah targets discussed.

(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper) The buzzing of unmanned Israeli drones used for intelligence noted.

(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper) The view from the battle line on the Lebanese border featured; scenes shown of an armored unit preparing to move across the border as part of the major offensive in Aita al-Shaab. [Israeli soldier Adam DRAZNAN†- explains what the fighting is like.] [Israeli defense force Capt. Doron SPIELMAN†- says we are pushing Hizballah out of the northern border.]

(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper) The problem of getting aid to the people of Lebanon noted; IRCR statistics cited.

Cooper, Anderson;
Roberts, John;
Ware, Michael

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