Kuwait paper: Hizbullah military outpost, not arms depot, exploded

July 18, 2009 10:41

The explosion which occurred in southern Lebanon earlier in the week killed a number of Hizbullah gunmen at a secret military outpost, and did not destroy a hidden weapons depot as was initially stated, the Kuwaiti newspaper A Siyassa reported on Saturday. "The geographical layout of the area where the outpost was situated, as well as its relative proximity to the border proves that it could not be an arms depot, but rather an outpost on the front lines," a military source defined as "credible" told the paper. On Wednesday, the IDF released video footage taken from an Israeli aircraft, showing a home that had exploded on Tuesday in the village of Hirbet Selm - located some 20 kilometers north of the Lebanese border. The roof is seen in the footage with dozens of holes, which IDF ballistic experts said were the size of 122-mm. Katyusha rockets. However, the Kuwaiti paper claimed that the weapons which exploded in the area included short range anti-tank missiles, and anti-tank mines. They made no mention of longer range rockets.

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