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Army Dismantles New Rocket Aimed at Israel

The Lebanese army said it dismantled on Thursday another rocket in southern Lebanon after two similar rockets were fired towards Israel the day before but fell short.

The army command said in a communique that following the attack on Wednesday, the military and U.N. peacekeepers heavily patrolled the Marjayoun area where the rockets were launched from and found a new rocket on its launcher.

It said a judicial investigation has been launched to find the perpetrators.

The two rockets were fired on Wednesday from Marjayoun toward Israel but fell short and landed in southern Lebanon's al-Khiam valley, the army said.

On Monday, Lebanese officials also found and disarmed two rockets aimed at the Jewish state.

The two incidents coincided with a weeklong conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip that came to a halt on Wednesday following the announcement of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.


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