Hezballah launchers down to a few

Jerusalem Post:

The IDF assessed on Monday that Hizbullah's rocket launching capability was significantly compromised by the fighting that took place in the past three weeks.

It was estimated that, while the organization still has hundreds of rockets with a sufficient range to reach Afula and Haifa, there were only a number of launchers remaining with launching capability.

The Hizbullah still had several Zilzal rockets left that could reach central Israel, Army Radio reported.

In the course of the fighting, the IDF asserted that it had killed some 200 Hizbullah operatives. Though most of the names were not released, one of the more prominent targets hit was Jihad Atiya, who was said to be responsible for the killing and kidnapping of IDF soldiers Benny Avraham, Adi Avitan and Omar Sueid in 2000.


Aas I pointed out below, for having so many rockets, they have been remarkably ineffective. While they have killed a fedw civilians, I have seen no report on any military casualties from these rockets. The biggest casualty has been Israeli grass in norther Israel where grass fires have resulted from the not rockets. If this report on launchers is correct, then Isral has been accomplishing more than previously thought in the last week or so.


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