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Israelis mass on Lebanese border
Israel has massed troops and tanks on the border with Lebanon and called up thousands of reserve troops, in a possible prelude to a ground offensive.
Planes dropped leaflets on southern Lebanon warning any civilians to leave.
Israeli soldiers are already fighting Hezbollah inside Lebanon, but the army chief of staff said any incursion into the country would be limited in scope.
The US secretary of state is to travel to the Middle East on Sunday in an attempt to resolve the crisis.
Condoleezza Rice said she was seeking an "endurable peace" - but not an immediate ceasefire that would return the region to the pre-conflict era.
Originally posted by Curio
It doesn't sound as if Israel is planning a large-scale offensive. They're now saying ground operations will be of a "limited scope" and that a "large-scale invasion was not imminent".
If Israel does not succeed in wiping out those hiding places, then Hezbollah will be back there within 6 months, lobbing rockets into Haifu again.
"large-scale invasion was not imminent".
The Israeli cabinet has approved an army plan to push deeper into Lebanon, to try to take control of areas used by Hezbollah to launch rockets on Israel.
Up to 30,000 troops could take part, aiming to reach the Litani River, up to 30km (18 miles) inside Lebanon.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has ordered the army to prepare to expand its ground offensive in Lebanon, Israeli officials have said.
Israel radio said troops had been ordered to seize ground as far as the strategic Litani River.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will reserve the right to re-enter southern Lebanon