But the guerrillas have been fighting back hard on the ground, wounding three Israeli soldiers Thursday, a day after killing two. An Israeli unit sent in to ambush Hezbollah guerrillas also had a fierce gunbattle with a cell of militants.
But an Israeli army spokesman refused to rule out the possibility of a full-scale invasion. Israel broadcast warnings Wednesday into south Lebanon, telling civilians to leave the region — a possible prelude to a larger Israeli ground operation.
"There is a possibility — all our options are open. At the moment, it's a very limited, specific incursion but all options remain open,"
Capt. Jacob Dallal, an Israeli army spokesman, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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