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Rocket fired from south Lebanon falls short

Lebanese soldiers find rockets that were ready to be launched into Israel, in south Lebanon, Friday, July 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: A rocket meant for Israel fell short of its target and landed inside Lebanon, security sources told The Daily Star Tuesday.

The rocket was launched at 2 a.m. from the outskirts of the south Lebanon village of Shebaa but landed in Lebanese territory, the sources said. The Lebanese Army is working on locating the launch pad, they added.

Unidentified militants launched salvoes of rockets from south Lebanon toward Israel on several occasions earlier this month, prompting retaliatory Israeli shelling of southern villages and heightening tensions on a border that has generally been calm since the end of the 2006 summer war.

 

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