Friday, July 28, 2006

Afoula, Israel Rockets hit South of Haifa

*UPDATES BELOW*
It is not yet confirmed, but Hezbollah may have used 5 rockets or missiles with a range of approx. 50 miles hitting Afoula, Israel.

Via Fox News: Israeli Warplanes Pound Hezbollah Targets in Lebanon
JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes carried out a series of bombing raids overnight Friday, hitting dozens of targets in Lebanon, including a Hezbollah base where long-range rockets were stored and several communication facilities, the military said.

Hezbollah's Al-Manar television reported Friday that guerrillas fired a new rocket, called Khaibar-1, striking near the Israeli town of Afoula, south of Haifa. Israeli authorities reported that five rockets hit fields outside Afula, 30 miles from the border, but no casualties were reported.

*UPDATE*
Via Ynetnews: Fajr-5 missiles fired at Israel
Escalation: Police report that Hizbullah fired five Fajr-5 missiles, 'never before seen in Israel,' at Afula Friday afternoon. Sources say missiles may have been aimed at Hadera, Netanya. Massive rocket barrages fired by Hizbullah at Israel's north Friday afternoon

Other News on the Mideast Crisis:
12:30 p.m. (est) President Bush and British P.M. Tony Blair - scheduled News Conference.

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