Israel is continuing its heavy artillery and air strikes across southern Lebanon, as the fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas rages on for a 16th day.
Israeli warplanes also struck a Lebanese communication station and a nearby army base some 45-kilometers north of Beirut early Thursday.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
On Wednesday, Israel suffered its worst single-day loss in the conflict, with nine Israeli soldiers killed in fierce fighting near the Lebanese border town of Bint Jbail and the nearby village of Maroun Ras.
Israel has been trying for days to capture Bint Jbail -- a Hezbollah stronghold in the area.
Israeli military officials say Hezbollah guerrillas also suffered heavy casualties, but no confirmed figure was available.
Hezbollah fired more than 100 rockets into northern Israel Wednesday, causing injuries but no fatalities.
Meanwhile, a top Israeli general, Major General Udi Adam says he expects the military offensive to last several more weeks. Israeli officials say Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wants to create a two kilometer-deep security zone in southern Lebanon to keep Hezbollah away from the border.