Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Skirmish or War? IDF says incident over, no need to enter shelters

I worded previous post 'war erupts' - what did I base this on?

* There were reports of Katyusha rockets and people going into shelters. Right now reports are saying no rockets hit - only loud explosion sounds.
* News-wire reported IDF using artillery and choppers against Lebanese army sources.
* The fact that it was Lebanese army involved, and not simply terrorists - hinted me to a potentially larger event.

As things stand right now, IDF northern commander said in his statement the event is over. UNIFIL is saying to work towards restoring cease fire. The difference between a full scale war and single event relies on actions taken by parties involved. It seems at this point, no further exchange of fire is taking place.

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