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November 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Lebanese Army Disarms Two Rockets Aimed at Israel

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Eight Qassam launchers, seven equipped with operating systems and one armed and ready to launch, in the Gaza Strip. Photo: wiki commons

Two Katyusha rockets aimed at Israel from southern Lebanon were discovered and disarmed by the Lebanese army, a security official told the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star.

“An Army patrol unit discovered this afternoon in the area between the village of Halta and Mari in the qada of Hasbaya two 107 mm Grad rockets set to launch,” the Lebanese Army said in a statement.

According to the security source, the rockets at full power could have reached at least seven kilometers into Israel.

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Southern Lebanon is another potential flashpoint for Israel. In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a bitter conflict.

While Hezbollah is the main threat from the region, other Palestinian or Islamic terrorist groups also operate inside Lebanon. During Operation Cast Lead in 2008, several rockets were launched by terrorists from Lebanon into northern Israel, provoking a brief Israeli response.

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