Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, August 18, 2006

Punk Pirouettes

To prove their toughness, Israelis have resorted to mock airstrikes on the Bekaa Valley.

Fighter jets, bombers, helicopters and drones prowl the Bekaa Valley in punk pirouettes of air power.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

got the lead from
u have to keep an eye on the yahoodies

"Israeli commandos carried out a raid on a Hizbullah stronghold deep inside Lebanon Saturday, in the first major incident since a fragile ceasefire took effect, as French troops began deploying to reinforce U.N. peacekeepers.
A Lebanese military official told Agence France Presse that Israeli helicopters, under the cover of mock raids by warplanes, landed two Hummer vehicles in the mountainous region of Afqa, about 30 kilometers east of Baalbeck, a Hizbullah stronghold.

Commandos then drove eastward to the nearby village of Buday where they clashed with Hizbullah fighters, he said.

The Israeli army said the raid was aimed at preventing smuggling of arms from Iran and Syria to Hizbullah. It also said one soldier was killed and two others were wounded in the operation."

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