Israel warplanes and helicopters hit unidentified targets early Saturday morning near the Lebanese village of Bodai, west of the city of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley. Israeli commandoes aboard helicopters landed briefly in the area. Lebanese security sources said the aircraft bombed roads leading to the village and hillside to the west.
Some four missiles were fired from the Israeli military helicopters and drones, which flew at low altitude 22 kilometers, the Voice of Lebanon radio reported. Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television station reported that the Israeli unit landed before dawn and was driving to the village but was blocked by the fighters. The Hezbollah fighters clashed with the commandoes, forcing them to leave under the cover of airstrikes, and claimed that the fighters inflicted "certain casualties" among the Israeli forces.
A Lebanese military spokesman confirmed that Israeli forces had staged the operation and that there had been clashes with Hezbollah fighters. Such an attack would be the first violation of the fragile UN brokered cease-fire that ended 34 days of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.
The Israeli army said the special forces operation aimed "to prevent and interfere with terror activity against , especially the smuggling of arms from and