Lebanon rocket fire draws Israeli artillery strike




 
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Lebanon rocket fire draws Israeli artillery strike
 
December 29th, 2013  
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Lebanon rocket fire draws Israeli artillery strike
By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Rockets launched from Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday, causing no injuries or damage, and Israel responded with artillery fire across a border that has been largely quiet since a war in 2006. A U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, urging restraint, said it was working with the Lebanese Army to obtain further details of the attack. Israeli authorities said five rockets were launched from Lebanon but only one or two struck inside Israel, near the border town of Kiryat Shmona. South Lebanon is a stronghold of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrilla group - which battled Israel seven years ago and is currently engaged in Syria's civil war in support of President Bashar al-Assad - but Palestinian factions are also in the area.




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