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Blast reported at Hezbollah weapons depot

Lebanese media affiliated with anti-Hezbollah forces say series of blasts occurs in what is said to be ammunition compound in country's west

Roi Kais
Published: 01.27.13, 13:18 / Israel News

A blast sounded Saturday in the area of a Hezbollah ammunition compound in west Lebanon, media affiliated with anti-Hezbollah forces reported.


According to the Lebanese Al-Mustaqbal newspaper, Hezbollah operatives surrounded the area where the explosion occurred, as smoke reached villages in the region. It is unclear whether anyone was injured in the incident.


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Residents of the area reportedly heard a few consecutive blasts. According to an uncorroborated source, the compound serves as storage for missiles and arms previously transferred from the Syrian regime to Hezbollah.


Meanwhile, according to the Lebanese Daily Star, the Lebanese army reported Friday of four infiltrations of Israeli fighter planes into Lebanese airspace.


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Last month, Lebanese news agencies reported about a large explosion in a Hezbollah ammunition compound in Tair Harfa, in the country's south near the border with Israel.


Andrea Tenente, a spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force in the area, UNIFIL, said it was investigating, but according to a Tair Harfa official, the explosion did not occur at a Hezbollah compound, but rather was "the result of the explosion of a rocket that was left behind after Israeli strikes, probably in the Second Lebanon War.



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