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Israel raids Syria-Lebanon border, claims Iranian troops involved in fighting
by Al Bawaba (reposted)
Saturday Jul 15th, 2006 11:10 AM
Israel raids Syria-Lebanon border, claims Iranian troops involved in fighting
Earlier, Hizbullah rockets landed an Israeli city well beyond the border Saturday, Israeli medics said. It was the first attack on the city of Tiberias since Israel started its offensive in Lebanon. The city is situated on the Sea of Galilee about 35kms south of the border with Lebanon. Several people were lightly injured. Hizbullah claimed its gunners launched 12 rockets towards the city.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said a missile fired by Hizbullah damaged an Israeli warship off Lebanon. Iranian troops helped fire the missile, a senior intelligence official said on Saturday.

One sailor was killed and three were missing.

The intelligence official, according to the AP, said about 100 Iranian soldiers are in Lebanon and helped fire the Iranian-made, radar-guided C- 102at the ship late Friday.

by reposted
Saturday Jul 15th, 2006 11:19 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- Israeli strikes smashed into Beirut, a region near Lebanon's border with Syria, and ports along the Lebanese coast as the Israel Defense Forces reported scores of rockets fired at Israeli towns.

Israel was intensifying its attacks from the air, sea and land Saturday on targets such as Beirut, Tripoli and the Christian cities of Amchit and Junieh, according to Lebanese media.

Israel also hit an area near the southern Lebanese city of Tyre, where Hezbollah guerrillas are launching rockets at Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said.

At least 82 Lebanese civilians and two soldiers have died in the Israeli attacks since they started Wednesday. Four Israeli civilians, eight soldiers and one sailor have died, Israeli authorities said.