TEL AVIV (Jun. 2)
After carrying out a series of reconnaissance missions over Lebanon earlier in the week, the Israeli air force on Thursday launched a devastating air strike on a Hezbollah training camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
The attack left 45 Hezbollah fighters dead and about 100 more wounded, according to official reports from Beirut and the offices of the Islamic fundamentalist movement.
The raid, over Baalbek in eastern Lebanon, was followed 12 hours later by a series of Katyusha rocket attacks on northern Israel.
The rockets, fired from Hezbollah bases in the coastal sector of southern Lebanon, landed in the Nahariya area of the western Galilee.
No casualties or damage was caused by the rockets, all of which fell in open fields away from populated areas.
The Israel Defense Force ordered residents of towns and villages along the frontier with Lebanon to take shelter in underground rooms or other protected quarters, in anticipation of further rocket attacks.