Israeli forces crossed into Southern Lebanon on June 6 in an operation called "Peace for Galilee".
June 5: GV Israel aircraft flying overhead. Smoke rising behind buildings in Nabatiyeh. (3 SHOTS)
GV Israeli aircraft releasing thermo-balloons to mislead missiles.
GV Bomb exploding on ground.
GV Lebanese townspeople carrying coffin.
June 6: GV Jeep patrolling street in Zahrany.
GV Israel jet flying overhead. Smoke rising after explosion. (2 SHOTS)
GV Woman running for safety.
GVs Explosions. Israeli aircraft flying overhead. Anti-aircraft firing from back of jeep. Smoke rising in distance after explosion. (4 SHOTS)
SV & CU Injured girl in hospital. Mother looking. (2 SHOTS)
GVs Bombs exploding on hillside.
GV/CU Men in street, children looking out of doorway. (2 SHOTS)
GV ZOOM IN Bomb explosion on hillside.
GV PULL BACK Anti-aircraft fire from vehicle in street. Smoke on hillside. (2 SHOTS)
SV/GV Wrecked Israeli aircraft. Aircraft burning in field. (2 SHOTS)
GVs Beaufort Castle. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Israeli forces crossed into Southern Lebanon on June 6 in an operation called "Peace for Galilee". The campaign is aimed at driving Palestinian guerrillas back at least 40 kilometres (25 miles) from their present positions so they can no longer launch artillery bombardments on Israeli towns in Galilee. The invasion followed a series of bombing raids the previous two days on Palestinian targets in Lebanon. The initial raid was carried out on the capital, Beirut. Israel said they were in retaliation for the attempted assassination in London of the Israel ambassador to Britain, Shlomo Argov. They blamed the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) for the attack. The PLO has denied responsibility. After the attack on Beirut, the Israelis bombed a number of towns in southern Lebanon, concentrating on the Palestinian strongholds of Nabatiyeh and Damour. During the raids, the planes dropped thermo-balloons to confuse heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles. In the first three days of the raids (June 4-6), official Lebanese sources said at least 300 people were killed. Israel announced it had lost one plane and a helicopter in the raids. Another of the main targets for the Israeli attack has been the crusader fortress, Beaufort Castle, which is used as a PLO forward base in the eastern sector of southern Lebanon.