20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war

KFAR CHOUBA, Lebanon (AP) — Twenty years after Hezbollah guerrillas pushed Israel’s last troops from southern Lebanon, both sides are gearing up for what could be another war, one that neither seems to want. Israeli troops are drilling for a possible invasion of Lebanon and striking Hezbollah targets in neighboring Syria. Hezbollah is beefing up its own forces and threatening to invade Israel. The bitter enemies routinely exchange warnings and threats. An Israeli commander overseeing a weeks-long exercise simulating war with Hezbollah said Israeli troops are “preparing seriously for the next war” and are not “taking any shortcuts.”