Thursday, February 7, 2008


Israeli army says rocket silos found in Gaza
JERUSALEM, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The Israeli army on Thursday released video footage of what it said were underground silos in the northern Gaza Strip which militants intended to use to fire rockets into the Jewish state.

An army spokeswoman said the two silos discovered at a site in the northern Gaza Strip were two metres (6.5ft) deep and one metre (3.3ft) in diameter, large enough to house the makeshift rockets which militants frequently launch into Israel.

"During actions in the northern Gaza Strip last night, the Israel Defence Forces uncovered hidden concrete positions which serve as launching points for terrorists' rockets," the spokeswoman said.

Night vision footage shot by troops showed cylindrical pits lined with what the military said were rocket launch rails.

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