jueves, 22 de agosto de 2013

Israel under fire: 4 Katyusha launched fron Lebanon

Four Katyusha missiles were launched today on northeastern Israel around 16:30.

Two of the missiles landed in the Galilee, one was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, and the fourth rocket overshot its target and landed in the Mediterranean Sea.

Residents in the coastal city of Nahariya and in the Western Galilee ran for shelters as sirens blared, warning of the incoming rockets. Bomb shelters in Acre, immediately south of Nahariya, were opened. The Hezbollah-run Al Manar network in Lebanon said that the rockets were launched by Hezbollah terrorists from Tyre.

The army said it was looking into the incident and called on northern residents to remain close to bomb shelters, though they could otherwise go back to their normal routines. Israel last week deployed a sixth Iron Dome battery north of Tel Aviv, with an eye to the missile threat from the north. The anti-missile Iron Dome system is a keystone of Israel’s air defense array and successfully intercepted hundreds of short- and medium-range missiles shot at Israeli cities during the conflagration in Gaza in November.

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