Reports from the mainly Christian town of Marjayoun told of fierce fighting near the town, with Israeli armored units advancing through salvos of Hezbollah rockets. Israel says one of its soldiers was killed.
Lebanese officials say Israeli troops detained 350 Lebanese soldiers in Marjayoun.
Despite the fighting, Israeli officials say they will delay an expanded offensive in Lebanon, to give diplomats more time to organize an international peacekeeping force.
In the heart of Beirut today, Israeli airstrikes hit an historic lighthouse and also a radio tower north of the city. Israeli aircraft dropped leaflets warning residents of three southern suburbs to evacuate.
Hezbollah fired more than 100 rockets into northern Israel today, killing two people in an Arab-Israeli village.
At least 900 Lebanese -- most of them civilians -- have been killed since the fighting began after Hezbollah captured two soldiers in Israel July 12th. More than 100 Israelis -- most of them soldiers -- also have died.