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May 27, 2013 12:19 am

IDF Examining Reports of Blast Near Syria, Lebanon Border

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While tensions in the region remained high due to the Syrian civil war, residents of Metula in northern Israel said they heard a blast late Sunday night that reportedly came from a rocket fired from Lebanon.

The rocket was launched at Israel from the area of Marjayoun, a Lebanese town situated about six miles from the Israeli border, the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen media network reported.

The IDF is investigating the reports.

In Lebanon on Sunday, a pair of rockets hit a car dealership and a residential building in Hezbollah strongholds in south Beirut.

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  • jerry hersch

    Increased occurances of isolated one and two shot rockets and mortars could mean that Hezbollah centralized control is breaking down either by groups siphoning off weapons or ,more ominously, enough weapons are felt to be stockpiled that they are being issued to smaller operational units-and thus less control.
    Normally I would have thought the stockpile would be a Defensive tool to be used against any possible Israeli ground operation.Especially with the lengthening east of Hezbollah’s line into Syria.
    The new experience gained in Offensive tactics in Syria is widening Hezbollah’s options regarding its stockpiles.

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