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Israel Army Says It Retaliates After Three Rocket Strikes From Lebanon

Three rockets were reportedly fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory and the army fired back, the military
said. The announcement came after sirens sounded in northern Israel on Wednesday warning of a
possible rocket attack from Lebanon and television reports saying Israel is firing back.
As soon as the sirens were heard, it was reported that two rockets launched from Lebanon struck Israel on
Wednesday, adding that it fired artillery into Lebanese territory in response to the attack.
Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service said there were no casualties on the Israeli side of the frontier. It
posted a photograph on Twitter showing smoke rising from a field.
Sirens warning of a rocket attack sounded in several Israeli communities, including the town of Kiryat Shmona,
near the Lebanese border.

In a statement, the military said three rockets were launched from Lebanon, with one falling short of the Israeli
border and the others striking inside Israel. Witnesses in Lebanon also reported that several rockets were fired at
“In response, (Israeli) artillery forces attacked Lebanese territory,” the military said.
The border has been mostly quiet since Israel fought a 2006 war against Hezbollah guerrillas, who have sway in
southern Lebanon and advanced rockets.
But small Palestinian factions in Lebanon have fired sporadically on Israel in the past, and two rockets were
launched at Israel on July 20, causing no damage or injuries. Israel responded to that incident with artillery fire.

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