25 Israeli cluster bombs found in southern Lebanon
Updated: 2005-12-18 09:33
The Lebanese army has said it found 25 cluster bombs that had been dropped by
Israeli aircraft into southern Lebanon but had not exploded.
unit soldiers are seen in a field close to their 155mm canon mounted on an
armoured vehicles along the northern Israeli border with Lebanon in
November 2005. The Lebanese army said it found 25 cluster bombs that had
been dropped by Israeli aircraft into southern Lebanon but not exploded.
"In the framework of operations to find unexploded cluster bombs dropped by
Israeli aircraft on the border region during its last aggression, the army found
25 cluster bombs," the army said.
The discovery was made near the village of Kfar Hamam, around five kilometers
(three miles) north of the disputed Shebaa Farms, a border area that is occupied
by Israel and claimed by Lebanon.
Four members of the radical Shiite movement Hezbollah were killed in the area
at the end of November during clashes with the Israeli army, which saw 11 of its
The fighting was the most violent in the area since Israel withdrew from
southern Lebanon in 2000.