Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More Rockets Fired from Lebanon


[Top] Lebanese army soldiers look at a rocket which fell short in Lebanon several kilometers north of the Israeli border, near the village of el-Meri, in southern Lebanon, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.(AP Photo/Lutfallah Daher) [Middle] Sheep pass next to a rocket which fell short in Lebanon several kilometers north of the Israeli border, near the village of el-Meri, in southern Lebanon, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla) [Bottom] The remains of a rocket which was fired towards Israel but missed its target and fell in the Lebanese village of al-Mari. The commander of UN forces deployed in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) has urged restraint following a rocket attack on northern Israel.(AFP/Taher Abou Hamdan)

Israeli forces fired artillery north into Lebanon in response to a rocket attack, the second such border exchange in days which threatened to ignite a second front as Israel battled Hamas in Gaza. There were no reports of casualties on the Lebanese side, according to U.N. peacekeepers. No one was hurt after three rockets fell in open areas near the Israeli town of Kiryat Shemona, but residents were ordered into bomb shelters, Israeli police said.

For quick updates check the Twitter app in the top left sidebar of this website. For comprehensive analysis on rocket fire from Lebanon throughout the Gaza War, check Tony's excellent piece as well as the recent piece written by Michael Young (recall, the July War first started off as a war between Israel and Hamas before Hizballah moved to alleviate pressure on its ally).

[Pictures and captions courtesy of Yahoo!News]

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