Ground is never controlled from the air. The IDF has pounded the place and the IAF has pounded the place. Then the ground troops were sent in. The opposition is apparently well trained and at least as motivated as much as is the IDF. War is hell, a reason to avoid it.
Abbas to urge UN to pressure Israel to permit entrance to Palestinian refugees from Syria (Haaretz)
from the article: Wounded troops describe Bint Jbail battle as 'hell on earth'