Israeli Aircraft Attack South Lebanon

Published May 10th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

An Israeli helicopter attacked Hizbollah positions in southern Lebanon Wednesday, said Reuters. 

The agency quoted witnesses as saying that the helicopter gunship fired two rockets near Majdal Selm village, about 30 km (18 miles) east of the port city of Tyre.  

There were no immediate reports of casualties in the attack.  

Hizbollah resistance fighters, in return, said they attacked targets inside the Israeli occupation zone, added Reuters.  

Last week, Hizbollah and Israel exchanged the heaviest cross-border fire in almost a year, with the guerrillas launching rockets into Israel and Israeli warplanes striking across Lebanon.  






A hand grenade was hurled during Tuesday night at a Lebanese army checkpoint in Sidon, without inflicting casualties, Lebanese police said Wednesday. 

Preliminary reports had earlier said one army soldier had been slightly wounded, but the information turned out to be inaccurate, they said. 

Late Tuesday, a hand grenade was hurled from a passing car on a routine army checkpoint at the entrance of a heavily populated neighborhood in the city, they said. 

Army troops were immediately dispatched to the site and cordoned off the area but the culprit managed to escape, they said. 

Several similar incidents have taken place in the last two years in Sidon, which has the Ain al-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp in its suburbs - (Agencies) 


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