Archive: 8/12/2007
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  8/12/2007, Av 28, 5767

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A terrorist cell arrested in Britain planned to blow up 10 American-bound flights, according to British authorities. The number of those arrested has risen to 24, but officials said several still are at large.

--IDF officials admit that the biggest surprise of the ongoing war against Hizbullah is the ease by which terrorists have destroyed IDF tanks. At least 30 tanks have been totally destroyed or seriously damaged in bomb and anti-tank rocket attacks involving state-of-the-art Russian anti-tank rockets. About one-half of the military personnel killed in southern Lebanon were inside tanks.
 
--Eyal Regev, a brother of captured IDF soldier Eldad Regev, questioned why the release of his brother and hostage soldier Ehud Goldwasser is not addressed in the operative portion of the proposed UN ceasefire plan.

--Seven IDF soldiers were killed and 11 seriously injured in weekend fighting in southern Lebanon as IDF officials announced on Saturday night that IDF soldiers have reached the Litani River.