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Hezbollah Fire Katyushas Into South Lebanon

From the DNC's Associated Press:

Rockets Hit Lebanon Despite Cease-Fire

Aug 15, 12:33 AM EDT

Associated Press Writer

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Tens of thousands of Lebanese jammed bomb-cratered roads Monday as they returned to still-smoldering scenes of destruction after a tenuous cease-fire ended 34 days of vicious combat between Israel and Hezbollah.

Highlighting the fragility of the peace, Hezbollah guerrillas fired at least 10 Katyusha rockets that landed in southern Lebanon early Tuesday, the Israeli army said, adding that nobody was injured. The army said that none of the rockets, which were fired over a two-hour period, had crossed the border and so it had not responded.

Lines of cars – some loaded with mattresses and luggage – snaked slowly around huge holes in the roads and ruined bridges. Many Lebanese expressed shock at finding houses and villages flattened in more than a month of Israeli air and artillery strikes.

Hezbollah fighters hugged each other and celebratory gunfire and fireworks erupted in Beirut as the Islamic militant group's leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah claimed a "strategic, historic victory."

But Israeli Prime Ehud Olmert also claimed success, saying the offensive eliminated the "state within a state" run by Hezbollah group and restored Lebanon's sovereignty in the south….

This is shocking news. — I mean, that the AP would report it.

But of course if if you were just skimming the headlines you might think that it was Israel who fired the rockets.

(Thanks to Kucharsk for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 15th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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