Friday, August 23, 2013

Israel Bombs Lebanon in Return for Rocket Attack; Bombing Comes Day After 4 Rockets Fired at Israel

Israel's air force bombed a militant target south of Lebanon's Capital Beirut today (August 23, 2013) in retaliation for a cross-border rocket attack yesterday, according to the France 24 website.

The air strike targeted a "terror site" near Na'ameh -- between Beirut and Sidon -- an Israeli military source reports.

A Palestinian militant group based in Lebanon -- the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) -- confirmed that its base in Na'ameh had been hit by an Israeli rocket today, but said it caused no injuries or significant damage.

The move comes one day after four rockets were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel. The attack -- which was later claimed by the al Qaeda-linked Sunni Muslim group Abdullah Azzam Brigade -- caused damage but no casualties.

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