Arms from Iraq Caused Blast at Hizballah Base

(Ha'aretz) - Amos Harel Lebanese sources reported on a strong blast at a Hizballah training base near the town of Jinta in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on Monday. Western intelligence experts believe the explosion was connected to an Iraqi arms shipment that reached Hizballah a few days earlier. According to one theory, it resulted from a test that Hizballah attempted with one of the weapons, perhaps a trial missile launch. Alternatively, a mishap might have occurred when Hizballah tried to store the arms in a bunker. Last week, Ha'aretz reported that Iraq gave Hizballah medium-range missiles.

2003-01-02 00:00:00

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