A rocket launcher found in Ballouneh-Keserwan, update


A rocket launcher was found on Friday in Ballouneh-Keserwan, National News Agency reported on Friday.

Investigations proved that the high-voltage power line in Bsous-Kahale was hit yesterday by a rocket launched from the aforesaid base, NNA added

NNA also reported that another rocket was found in Ballouneh and it was not launched due to a certain failure.

Ballouneh is a small town neighboring Ajaltoun in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon . It is about 650-700 m above sea level.

The army, the presidential guards and security forces were on Friday conducting a search operation in the town of Araya in Baabda district where a strong blast was heard overnight, Naharnet reported .

In a statement in the evening, the Lebanese Army said it located two rocket launch pads in the Mount Lebanon town of Ballouneh, northeast of the capital Beirut ..

One of the two had been set on a timer, which experts managed to disable, the Army said, adding that the second pad had fired a rocket that landed in one of the ravines between Jamhour and Bsous in Alley, which lies southwest of the launch site.

The rocket that had been set to launch was a 122-mm Grad rocket, the Army said.

It was not yet clear what the target of the rocket attack was.

The Army said Friday it was continuing its investigation to reveal the circumstances surrounding the rocket launch and those behind it.