Caroline Glick, THE JERUSALEM POST Aug. 22, 2006
At around 4 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Col. Emanuel Morano, a senior commander in
the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit (Sayeret Matkal), was killed in a
fierce battle with Hizbullah fighters near Baalbek in the Bekaa valley not
far from the Lebanese-Syrian border.
>From the details of the commando raid that have filtered into the media, we
learned that Morano and his men were airdropped into the area by helicopter
along with their two Hummer vehicles, with the mission of attacking a
Hizbullah base in the nearby village of Bodei used by the Iranian-sponsored
guerrilla fighters for weapons smuggling.