On July 19 2006 when a large Zionist force, backed by tanks and bulldozers attempted to advance towards the town of Aytaroun, fell in a tight ambush by the Islamic Resistance men. Violent and direct clashes ensued with enemy soldiers, using various types of weapons. The confrontations resulted in at least 6 enemy soldiers killed and 14 injured, and the destruction of 3 Merkava tanks.
The enemy made three attempts to repeat the advance toward the town but all failed. At Maroun Al Rass front, the resistance thwarted several advance attempts, inflicting the enemy with heavy losses in personnel and vehicles. About 14 Zionist soldiers were counted killed in these clashes.