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Israel bombards southern Lebanon in response to rocket attack

English.news.cn   2013-12-29 15:40:16            

JERUSALEM, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) bombarded southern Lebanon Sunday morning in retaliation for a rocket attack from the Lebanese side, according to an IDF statement.

The statement said the IDF had sent artillery units to the area thought to be the source of the rocket fire, but did not mention which Lebanese organization it thought was responsible for the attack.

Two rockets fired from Lebanon hit Israel's north, west of the border town of Kiryat Shmona, with no injuries reported, the statement said.

Lebanese media reported a further two rockets fell short of their intended target and landed in southern Lebanon.


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BEIRUT, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji stressed Monday that the military would respond in case of an Israeli military attack.

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UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the Sunday shooting on the Israeli-Lebanese border, and called for "calm and continued restraint by all parties" after the incident.

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Editor: Yang Yi
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