IDF: Hizbullah Hiding Rockets Throughout Southern Lebanon

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz - A day after an explosion uncovered a hidden Hizbullah arms cache in southern Lebanon, the IDF's Northern Command estimated that the group had turned hundreds of homes in the area into warehouses to store short- and medium-range Katyusha rockets. The IDF released video footage showing a home that had exploded on Tuesday in the Lebanese village of Hirbet Selm. The roof is seen with dozens of holes, which IDF ballistic experts said were the size of 122-mm. Katyusha rockets. IDF sources said they had been aware prior to the explosion that the home was being used as a storehouse for weapons. "This house was connected to an entire underground network that was built right under the noses of UNIFIL and the Lebanese army," one IDF officer said. UNIFIL called the missiles a "serious violation" of the UN-brokered ceasefire.

2009-07-16 06:00:00

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