Lebanon: Rockets on Timers Defused Near Israeli Border

Lebanese army officers say troops have discovered seven rockets set up with timers that were on the verge of firing near the border with Israel.

Two senior officers say troops are dismantling the Katyusha rockets, discovered Thursday near the border town of Naqoura.

They say the rockets' timers were activated, and one of the officers says the rockets were to have fired overnight. They would not say if the rockets were directed toward Israel. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of military rules.

The militant group Hezbollah has a large rocket arsenal, but has rarely used them against Israel since their 2006 war. Last year, a previously unknown militant Islamic group fired two rockets into Israel.

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