Lebanese Army foils Katyusha rocket attack on Israel
The Lebanese army on Thursday defused eight Katyusha rockets directed at Israel, a Lebanese army communiqué said. According to it, army troops found the missiles of various calibers in an area north of Naqoura. The missiles were positioned and set to be fired at Israel, the communiqué added.
It said Lebanese soldiers launched a wide-scale search in and around Naqoura to make sure the area was free from further rockets.
The statement said the army together with UNIFIL plans to launch a similar military operation in search for the perpetrators.
A military source told Naharnet that the 107-mm projectiles were fitted with timing devices and defused "a short while before the time set for their launching." The Voice of Lebanon radio station said the rockets were set to be fired between 10:00 and 10:30 pm on Thursday. The source conveyed the Katyushas were "discovered" in the area between the border towns of Naqoura and Teir Harfa.