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August 18, 2004
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Israel is deploying advanced artillery on its northern border to ward off Hezbollah rocket attacks.The new Trajectory Correction System has made Israeli artillery along the border with Lebanon accurate enough to strike a target as small as a basketball court, security sources said Tuesday, meaning Hezbollah rocket crews can be struck without harming the Lebanese civilian populace. The system gives Israeli artillery a reliable range of 25 miles, enough to cover arsenals in southern Lebanon, where the Shiite militia is believed to have stockpiled as many as 12,000 rockets.

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