Israel Bombs 'Terror Site' in Lebanon

Attack comes after rockets fired into Israel yesterday
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 23, 2013 1:00 AM CDT
A crater, center, that was made by an Israeli missile is seen at one of the entrance tunnels to a base belonging to the Palestinian Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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(Newser) – Yesterday, rockets flew from Lebanon into Israel; this morning, Israel has responded. Its military bombed an area south of Beirut that it referred to as a "terror site," the BBC reports. A rep for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command says one of its bases was hit, but there were no "victims or damage." It was the first air raid in the area since 2006, the AP notes.

The PFLP-GC says it didn't fire any rockets into Israel. Instead, a militant group with al-Qaeda ties, Abdullah Azzam Brigades, took credit for that attack, which saw four rockets launched from southern Lebanon. Israel called the attack an "isolated incident," and said that one of the rockets was blocked by a defense system; the rest caused a small amount of damage at a kibbutz near the Israeli town of Nahariya. An Israeli army statement issued after the air raid asserted that "Israel will not tolerate terrorist aggression originating from Lebanese territory."

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