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  • Russia prepares to rain down hellfire on ISIS: Putin's forces deploy 'Blazing Sun'...missile [tr]

    10/15/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2015 | Sara Malm
    Russia has deployed one of the deadliest weapons in its arsenal as part of their military action in Syria, according to reports. The mobile multiple rocket launcher - TOS-1A - features thermobaric weapons which can destroy eight city blocks in one strike, causing indiscriminate damage. This comes as Moscow announced that Russian fighter jets hit 40 ISIS targets in Syria since Tuesday morning.
  • This Russian Tank-Mounted Rocket Launcher Can Incinerate 8 City Blocks

    09/14/2015 11:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | September 14, 2015 | Jake Swearingen
    When the Soviets were thinking about landwar in the late 1970s, they struck upon idea: How about strapping as many rockets as possible to a T-72 tank chassis, and using it on the battlefield? Thus, the TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower System was conceived. If you're confused by the "flamethrower" bit in that designation, it's understandable. The TOS-1 (and its more modern variant, the TOS-1A) look nothing like traditional flamethrowers, either handheld or tank-mounted, used in World War II and other conflicts. Instead, the TOS-1 is designated a flamethrower because, in addition to traditional incendiary rockets, it can also fire thermobaric rockets.
  • Katyusha Rocket Fired on Northern Israel from Lebanon

    07/11/2014 6:18:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    INN ^ | 7/11/2014, 11:16 AM | Elad Benari, Ari Yashar
    As the rocket fire from Gaza terrorists continues to pelt southern and central Israel, a new front appears to have opened Friday morning as a Katyusha rocket was fired on the northern tip of Israel, north of Kiryat Shmona. The rocket landed in open territory in the upper Galillee. Apparently the IDF estimates it was fired by local terror groups supporting Hamas, and not by the Iran-proxy Hezbollah terror group, reports Walla!. […] In a statement, the Lebanese army declared a total of three rockets were fired on Israel by “an unknown group” from the Marjayun-Hasbaya region of southern Lebanon,...
  • Terrorists’ Aim Katyusha at Israel, Hit Lebanon

    12/12/2011 2:06:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Terrorists north of the border fired a Katyusha rocket at Israel late Sunday night but it failed to reach Israel and instead injured a Lebanese woman. The attack was staged from the area of Bint Jbil, where Hizbullah terrorists and the IDF fought a bloody battle in the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006. The attempted attack on Israel was the second in two weeks, and terrorists apparently not directly connected with Hizbullah took responsibility for the rocket firings. The Abdullah Azzam Brigade terrorist group, allied with Al Qaeda, said it was behind Sunday night’s Katyusha missile attack...
  • Iron Dome test in South successful

    07/14/2010 11:05:31 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/14/2010 | Yaakov Katz
    Israel inched a step closer recently to deploying a missile defense system along the border with the Gaza Strip after the Iron Dome system successfully intercepted a number of missile barrages in tests. The tests were overseen by the Defense Ministry, the Israel Air Force and the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. which developed the Iron Dome, slated to be declared operational in the near future. Israel inched a step closer recently to deploying a missile defense system along the border with the Gaza Strip after the Iron Dome system successfully intercepted a number of missile barrages in tests. The...
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • Katyusha Rocket lands in Aqaba, Jordan

    04/22/2010 5:48:22 AM PDT · by Trapper6012 · 8 replies · 602+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 4/22/10 | Trapper
    Katyusha lands in Aqaba Authorities examining whether rocket, believed to be fired from Sinai, was aimed at Eilat. No injuries reported in incident Ahuva Mamos Attempt to strike Eilat from Egypt? A Katyusha rocket apparently fired at the southern city on Thursday exploded in the Aqaba industrial zone in Jordan. There were no reports of injuries. The report was received by the Eilat Municipality from Jordanian sources. Another rocket was fired, apparently a 107 mm one, and landed in the Red Sea. Jordan is searching for a third rocket. Residents of Eilat heard an explosion Thursday morning, and hours later,...
  • Hezbollah's relocation of rocket sites to Lebanon's interior poses wider threat

    01/24/2010 1:08:36 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 639+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2010 | Howard Schnider
    Hezbollah has dispersed its long-range-rocket sites deep into northern Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, a move that analysts say threatens to broaden any future conflict between the Islamist movement and Israel into a war between the two countries. More than 10,000 U.N. troops now patrol traditional Hezbollah territory in southern Lebanon along the Israeli border, and several thousand Lebanese armed forces personnel also have moved into the area. A cross-border raid by Hezbollah guerrillas in summer 2006 triggered a month-long war that prompted the United Nations to deploy its force as part of a cease-fire. The United Nations is confident...
  • Hezbollah 'has 80,000 rockets'

    08/25/2009 12:37:40 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 1,913+ views
    Space War ^ | 8/24/2009 | UPI
    Israeli President Shimon Peres claims that Lebanon's Hezbollah now has an arsenal of 80,000 rockets to bombard Israel -- double the previous estimate by Israeli intelligence and almost four times the number the Iranian-backed militants possessed during their 2006 war with the Jewish state. Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh has dismissed as "lies" the claim made by Peres in an interview with the Kuwait daily Al-Rai published Sunday. "I don't know how he counted these rockets." But the Israeli leader's claim has fuelled regional fears that a new conflict between Hezbollah and Israel is brewing. There has been no independent...

    01/07/2009 2:53:22 PM PST · by Cindy · 113 replies · 3,159+ views ^ | January 07, 2009 | n/a
    "THE BRIEF LIFE AND EXQUISITE MARTYRDOM OF A HAMAS MORTAR CREW" Snippet: "Via Hamas' al-Aqsa TV station, said to be filmed in Jabaliya on 06 January 2008. At about 1'15" the crew is hit by an apparent Israeli counter-strike."
  • Israel successfully tests missile interceptor: report

    07/06/2008 9:12:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 208+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 6 03:34 AM US/Eastern | AFP
    Israel has successfully tested a new defence system designed to intercept rockets fired from southern Lebanon and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, public radio reported on Sunday. The "Iron Dome" system is expected to be fully operational within a year and will be able to intercept the military-grade Katyusha rockets used by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia and the cruder Qassam rockets favoured by Hamas. Citing Israeli security officials, public radio said the system would also be effective against mortar fire which has a much smaller window of warning. In January Prime Minister Ehud Olmert viewed a prototype of the 200-million-dollar (140-million-euro) system,...
  • (Islamic terror leader) Hassan Nasrallah in a Special Video for the (Jewish) New Year

    09/20/2006 2:59:09 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 891+ views
    I got this via email from: <<<< direct link to video   Hassan Nasrallahin a Special Videofor the New YearClick here to watch Send to your friends Ms. G. GoldwaterSwitzerland, Genevaiii44@aol.comInternet Correspondent and Commentator << under constructionMember of "Funding for Peace Coalition" [FPC][ ]FPC REPORT EXPOSES MASSIVE CONTRADICTIONS IN EUROPEAN AID TO PALESTINIANS world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. --Albert Einstein To paraphrase one of the greatest moral insights of the Talmud, those who show mercy to the cruel will be cruel...
  • Russia's Smerch MLRS :an heir to the Katyusha!!

    09/08/2006 5:48:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 1,598+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 06/ 09/ 2006 | Viktor Litovkin
    Smerch: an heir to Katyusha 22:38 | 06/ 09/ 2006 MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti military commentator Viktor Litovkin) - Multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRSs) stand out among the weapons and military equipment produced by the Russian defense industry. The 300mm Smerch, which is sometimes called an heir to the Katyusha, is the most powerful of them all, and this is not some journalistic exaggeration. Russia has pioneered these launchers. The first patent, numbered 3603 and dated April 9, 1939, for "The Mechanized Unit for Firing Rocket Projectiles of Different Calibers" was granted to Soviet inventors Andrei Kostikov, Ivan Gvai and Vasily Aborenkov....
  • Shrapnel-filled rockets used on civilians

    08/31/2006 8:44:57 PM PDT · by jdm · 29 replies · 863+ views
    WND ^ | August 31, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LAND Shrapnel-filled rockets used on civilians Israel documents civilian-targeted weapons from Syria, Iran Posted: August 31, 20065:00 p.m. Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi © 2006 School-zone sign in northern Israel shows evidence of lethal metal balls from Hezbollah rockets (photo: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Steel balls and other lethal fragments were encased in rockets from Syria and Iran that were used by Hezbollah on Israeli civilian areas during the recent war, the Israeli Ministry of Defense confirmed to WND today. Photographs of the anti-personnel "flying metal" damage done by Syrian-made 220-mm rockets fired by Hezbollah...
  • Hezbollah rockets more deadly today (good technical backgrounder)

    08/11/2006 4:51:59 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 14 replies · 709+ views
    Calgary Herald, Canada ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | Michelle Stirling-Anosh
    Hezbollah rockets more deadly today Michelle Stirling-Anosh, For The Calgary Herald Published: Friday, August 11, 2006 Topography. Trajectory. Range. Power. Accuracy. These are the main reasons that Israel is trying to clean Hezbollah out of south Lebanon. The threat of Hezbollah is all based on how accurate and destructive their missiles can be. And since most of Hezbollah's artillery are Katyushas -- a kind of giant, metal-tipped firecracker, the further away they are, the less damage they can inflict. A Katyusha rocket being launched. Photograph by : Associated Press archive The territory along the south Lebanese side of the...
  • Mortar and Katyusha Remedies??

    08/09/2006 3:28:11 PM PDT · by tomzz · 28 replies · 1,866+ views
    8/9/05 | self
    Israel has been getting plastered for the last month by what amount to low-tech weapons, mainly katyusha rockets and mortar bombs. Those things are WWII vintage weaponry and it's not as if countermeasures did not exist. Granted we don't quite have the laser weapons we'd like to have to shoot those weapons down, we DO have radar which can triangulate the location of anything which obeys ballistic laws, including both mortar bombs and katyusha rockets, and put munitions down on top of the shooters before the incoming projectile even lands. Here's the question: Why is Israel not using this sort...
  • Breaking! Hezzies Misdirect Katyusha Rockets! (Humor)

    08/08/2006 2:07:07 PM PDT · by Registered · 29 replies · 3,102+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 08-08-06 | Registered
  • Israel's Defense Minister says: 'IDF needs to be moral'

    08/08/2006 3:28:24 AM PDT · by Efraty · 21 replies · 543+ views ^ | 8.8.06 | Attila Somfalvi
    Peretz's comments come in light of the continuation of military operations in south Lebanon and diplomatic efforts to find a solution for the crisis, mainly at the United Nations Security Council. "A military confrontation is not sufficient," Peretz stressed. "It is a tool that creates a room for maneuver for reaching the best political deal." Peretz said that Israel's biggest problem is the fact that over million Israelis are in shelters and the army's duty is to allow northern communities to return to their lives as soon as possible.
  • Reuters admits to more image manipulation

    08/07/2006 9:23:25 AM PDT · by Efraty · 43 replies · 2,171+ views ^ | 8.7.06 | Yaakov Lappin
    Reuters has withdrawn a second photograph and admitted that the image was doctored, following the emergence of new suspicions against images provided by the news organization. On Sunday, Reuters admitted that one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, used software to distort an image of smoke billowing from buildings in Beirut in order to create the effect of more smoke and damage.
  • Israeli Citizen Journalist Finds Himself in the Middle of Katyusha Attack (Video!)

    08/03/2006 2:51:30 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 11 replies · 723+ views
    YouTube ^ | recently | Jaron Gilinsky
    Jaron Gilinsky travels to Northern Israel to investigate a Katyusha rocket attack on Haifa's train depot only to find himself at the center of more attacks.
  • Katyusha World

    07/28/2006 5:10:44 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies · 359+ views
    The Opinion Journal ^ | July 28, 2006 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Melodramatic images of war are now televised all day long. The images out of Israel this week have produced something new for war-soaked living-room audiences. One might call it Katyusha World. The all-too-visible reality for the inhabitants of Katyusha World is that there is no defense against incoming rocket barrages other than hiding and hoping. The Hezbollah militia has decided to use unguided artillery Katyusha rockets like bullets. They fired more than 1,500 of them this week at Israeli population centers. Hezbollah is believed to possess longer-range missiles made in Syria and Iran for which Israel also has no defense....
  • Welcome to Katyusha World: The Problem With Very Short Range Ballistic Missiles

    07/28/2006 2:06:44 AM PDT · by John Carey · 25 replies · 1,363+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 28, 2006 | Daniel Henninger
    Melodramatic images of war are now televised all day long. The images out of Israel this week have produced something new for war-soaked living-room audiences. One might call it Katyusha World. The all-too-visible reality for the inhabitants of Katyusha World is that there is no defense against incoming rocket barrages other than hiding and hoping. The Hezbollah militia has decided to use unguided artillery Katyusha rockets like bullets. They fired more than 1,500 of them this week....
  • Defanging Hezbollah: A Directed Energy Defense Could Help

    07/22/2006 3:07:27 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 49 replies · 2,755+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | July 20, 2006 | James Jay Carafano
    Defanging Hezbollah: A Directed Energy Defense Could Help by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., and David D. Gentilli WebMemo #1169 July 20, 2006 | Hezbollah’s Katyusha rocket attacks have killed and wounded dozens of Israelis, destroyed property, and sent thousands to bomb shelters. They threaten to plunge the entire region into conflict. There is a way to shoot these missiles out of the sky, limiting the danger to innocents and mitigating the serious threat of one of the region’s most dangerous terrorist groups. The U.S. Army and Israeli Defense Ministry have a joint program that has developed a high-energy laser that...
  • Hezbollah's Strategic Rocket Arsenal(from Dec. 2002)

    07/17/2006 6:38:19 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 2 replies · 534+ views
    Middle East Intelligence Bulletin ^ | December2002 | Gary C. Gambill
    In the two and a half years since Israel withdrew from south Lebanon, it has fortified outposts to resist mortar attacks, built an electrified fence along the border, installed surveillance cameras and heat sensors to detect infiltration attempts, and employed reconnaissance drones to closely monitor enemy activity on the other side for signs of impending attacks. It remains defenseless, however, against the militant Shi'ite Hezbollah movement's growing arsenal of up to 10,000 short and long-range rockets, including hundreds capable of striking into the civilian and industrial heartland of the Jewish state. Israeli officials have been complaining about massive Iranian airlifts...
  • Israel - Explosions heard in Haifa

    07/15/2006 11:24:15 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 35 replies · 1,241+ views
    AP News Alert | July 16, 2006
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media report explosions have been heard in the northern city of Haifa.
  • Lebanon: Shooting the Katyusha wad

    07/15/2006 4:43:03 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 9 replies · 1,098+ views
    Counterterrorism blog ^ | Today | Michael Kraft
    The Lebanese Hezbollah use of Iranian missiles to damage an Israeli navy boat and sank a Cambodian-registered ship with Egyptian crewmembers is the latest and most dangerous chapter of an unholy linkage between hostage taking and missiles that was born during the American hostage crisis in Lebanon two decades ago
  • The town of Nahariya in Israel, ten kilometres south of Lebanon, under bombardment on Friday

    07/15/2006 1:07:15 AM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies · 622+ views
    EuroNews ^ | 15JUL06 | EuroNews
    Attacks by Hezbollah caused panic. More than 300 short-range Katyusha rockets have fallen on 20 Israeli towns since the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel erupted. Around 70 rockets were fired from Lebanon on Friday alone. For the people of Nahariya, life is now on the frontline. This elderly man was woken by attacks - he told police he was OK. Other towns targeted in northern Israel include Kiryat Shemona, Safed, Meron, Karmiel and even Haifa where two rockets landed on Thursday night. Another target was a military base which has a stock of Patriot missile batteries. One of Hezbollah's Katyusha...
  • A Personal Report from a Safed Bomb Shelter

    07/13/2006 5:39:42 PM PDT · by Alouette · 27 replies · 1,099+ views ^ | July 13, 2006
    Seven katyusha missiles fell today in Safed. In response to the order of army authorities to enter shelters we walked down dusty stairs to a place we never thought we would need to enter. As we arrived the bottom of the staircase we met up with a strong smell of mildew produced from the locked up room with no windows and piles of old dusty books stored in crates. Luckily, one of the neighbors brought in a fan to facilitate breathing. A woman sitting on a stool, and surrounded by four frightened little girls was a young emissary from Moscow...
  • Israeli air raid on Palestinian base south of Beirut

    12/27/2005 8:24:05 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 436+ views
    Agence France Presse | December 28, 2005
    Israeli warplanes early Wednesday staged a raid on a Palestinian base south of Beirut, a military spokesman said. He said the Israeli army "attacked a base of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) situated south of Beirut." "This raid is a riposte to the rocket attack against the north of Israel," he added. "We consider this kind of attack serious." Seven Katyusha rockets were fired at north Israel from southern Lebanon overnight Wednesday, Lebanese police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility.
  • Israel - Towns in north hit by Hezbollah rocket fire (from Lebanon)

    12/27/2005 2:12:54 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 460+ views (Excerpt) ^ | December 27, 2005
    Loud explosions were heard on Tuesday night in two locations near Israel's northern border, in what Israeli sources reportedly said was an attack by as Hezbollah guerillas based along the frontier in Lebanon. Residents of the city of Kiryat Shmona were ordered into shelters, as it and the town of Shlomi were targeted. Several victims of shock were reported, as well as some damage to buildings. [snip]
  • Jordan - Iraqi suspect arrested in Aqaba Port rocket attacks

    08/20/2005 10:27:45 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 453+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | August 20, 2005
    Arrest of an Iraqi suspect in the attack with the rockets of Aqaba AMMAN - an Iraqi, one of the four suspects sought for the attacks with the rocket of Aqaba (southern), was stopped Saturday evening in Amman, indicated to AFP a sedentary source. "the forces of safety stopped the Iraqi suspect whereas it drove its car", the sedentary source under cover of anonymity indicated. The source did not specify the place of the arrest. Friday morning, two rockets of the Katioucha type were drawn since a cargo warehouse from Aqaba where two ships of the American navy wet...
  • Rockets kill 1, narrowly miss US ships in Jordan port

    08/19/2005 5:13:27 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 5 replies · 662+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Suleiman al-Khalidi
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Three rockets were fired at two U.S. Navy ships in Jordan's Aqaba port on Friday, but they missed their targets and hit a warehouse and a hospital, killing a Jordanian soldier, and striking the Israeli port of Eilat. A Jordanian security source said authorities were searching for three men in the Katyusha missile attack, which was launched from an industrial warehouse area near the entrance to the city. "We are searching for a Syrian and two Iraqis who are in Aqaba and used Kuwaiti number plates," the source said. Immediately after the attack, the two U.S. amphibious...
  • Israel blast follows Jordan explosion - radios (Rocket attacks on Eliat and Aqaba Port)

    08/19/2005 1:39:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 120 replies · 5,148+ views
    Reuters | August 19, 2005
    JERUSALEM, Aug 19 (Reuters) - An explosion was heard in the southern Israeli port and tourist city of Eilat shortly after an explosion was reported in the nearby Jordanian report of Aqaba, Israel Radio said. Israel's Army Radio said it appeared to be a rocket attack. There was no immediate word of casualties. Police in Eilat said they could not give details. Reuters - BLAST IN EILAT WAS KATYUSHA ROCKET STRIKE, NO CASUALTIES - ISRAEL'S ARMY RADIO Reuters - THREE ROCKETS OR SHELLS FIRED INTO AQABA PORT, CASUALTIES - ISRAEL RADIO
  • Israel pledges to escalate military activities in Gaza Strip

    05/16/2004 9:51:05 AM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 109+ views
    Haaretz ^ | May 16, 2004 | Arnon Regular
    In the wake of a week of violence in Gaza that left 13 Israel Defense Forces soldiers dead, Israel vowed Sunday to escalate its military activities in the Strip, with Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz telling the weekly cabinet meeting that the army would work to "create a new reality" along the Gaza-Egypt border. Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Moshe Ya'alon also pledged Sunday to intensify actions against militants who have stepped up their attacks on troops. Ya'alon said Palestinian militants were trying to smuggle long-range Katyusha rockets into the Gaza Strip. The rockets, with a 12-kilometer range,...
  • Car Bomb, Rockets Explode in Baghdad - (one American civilian contractor wounded)

    03/07/2004 11:38:19 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 187+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 07, 2004 at 10:30:34 PST | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Today: March 07, 2004 at 10:30:34 PST Car Bomb, Rockets Explode in BaghdadASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - At least 10 rockets exploded Sunday night in central Baghdad near the area housing the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition, officials said. Sirens blared for several minutes, and smoke and flames were visible. The former Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs was on fire, a witness said. The building already was severely damaged by U.S. bombing during the war last year. A U.S. military mess hall sits behind the building. The rockets struck at about 7:30 p.m. on the northern edge of the...
  • Report: Hezbollah deploys Katyusha rockets along Israeli-Lebanese border

    03/19/2003 6:21:55 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 308+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | March 19 2003
    Hizbullah gunners have deployed Katyusha rockets along the Israeli-Lebanese border, eye witnesses told a Lebanese newspaper. According to a report in the Beirut based A-Safir daily on Wednesday, the Lebanese resistance movement went on full alert, fearing an Israeli aggression during the U.S.-led war in Iraq. On its part, Israel warned Syria and Hizbullah not to launch any attack on its northern border. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday that Israel had done everything to prevent getting dragged into a possible war, including sending clear messages to Syria and Hizbullah via diplomatic channels, media reports said.
  • Israel: Syria supplies long-range Katyusha rockets to Hizbollah

    06/01/2002 9:53:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 1,159+ views
    Syria has delivered long-range Katyusha rockets to Hizbollah, Israeli state television reported Friday evening. The rockets, made in Syria, have a range of 70 to 80 kilometers, the television added, based on military intelligence sources. The report did not specify the amount of weapons supplied. In the past, Hizbollah has fired Katyusha rockets at Israel, but those weapons only had a range of 10 to 15 kilometers maximum. Israel has warned Syria not to deliver rockets and missiles to Hizbollah.