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Katyushas Fired in Lebanon Again

January 31, 1991
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Katyusha rockets were fired into the southern Lebanon security zone for the second successive night Tuesday.

They struck in the Marjayoun area, just north of the Israeli border town of Metulla, but caused no casualties and little damage, according to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

The nine-mile-deep security zone was hit by the most intense rocket bombardment in years Monday night, for which the Palestine Liberation Organization claimed credit.

PLO sources in Lebanon said the attack was ordered by Yasir Arafat to open a “second front” in support of Saddam Hussein of Iraq. But the PLO leadership in Tunis later denied that claim.

The second wave of Katyushas was launched after the Israel Defense Force and its allied South Lebanon Army mounted a heavy artillery barrage in retaliation for Monday’s rocket attack.

Beirut newspapers reported that the shells struck 16 villages from where the mobile Katyusha rockets had been fired, wounding 16 people.

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