Israeli casualties reported in Lebanon

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Israel is reported to have suffered “heavy” casualties in fighting today in south Lebanon. Israeli soldiers and Hizballah have been engaged in heavy battles all day, but the army has confirmed that two soldiers have died.

Four Hizballah terrorists were killed and two others were wounded in clashes in the village of Rajmin; no IDF troops were injured in the incident. The Air Force attacked two rocket launchers east of Tyre from which rockets were fired at Israel on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile Hizballah failed in another attempt to strike south of Haifa, launching a Syrian-made 302 mm Khaibar-1 missile. The missile was fired toward the Hadera-Zichron Yaacov area. The rocket, which contains large amounts of explosives, landed in Haifa instead, but caused no damage.

“Today we witnessed an attempt to launch two long-range missiles toward Hadera,” said District Police Chief Dan Ronen. “It is unclear if one or more rockets were shot.”

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