December 14, 1998 |
A barrage of rockets shook Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 17 people and wounding 80 others, witnesses and officials said. It was one of the worst assaults on the Afghan capital in months. No one took responsibility for the attack, but the rockets came from north of the city, where forces loyal to ousted military chief Ahmed Shah Masoud are based. The fighters are battling the Taliban army, which controls about 90% of Afghanistan, ruling the nation with a strict version of Islam.
February 23, 1992 |
Shiite Muslim guerrillas in Lebanon called off their rocket attacks on Israel on Saturday but vowed unspecified revenge for the assassination of the leader of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement that sparked five days of violence in Lebanon north of Israel's frontier. Israel could claim a victory, although its armored thrust into two Shiite villages last week failed to immediately silence the firing of the Katyusha rockets that had bedeviled frontier communities.
October 28, 2009 |
A rocket fired from Lebanon struck inside northern Israel without causing damage or injury, and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military and a Lebanese security source said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said Israel was treating the shooting along the border "very seriously" and that it held the Lebanese government responsible. There were no reports of casualties from the rocket, which security sources said slammed into an open area near the northern Israeli border town of Kiryat Shemona, or from Israel's subsequent artillery fire at Lebanon.
March 15, 1992 |
Rockets struck villages in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday, reports said, shattering the latest cease-fire in the disputed Caucasus region. An Azerbaijani parliamentary leader, meanwhile, said his country was girding for a new Armenian offensive. The renewed fighting came as U.N. envoy Cyrus R. Vance prepared to travel to Nagorno-Karabakh to try to mediate a truce in the mostly Armenian enclave controlled by Azerbaijan. More than 1,000 people have died in four years of fighting there.
May 31, 2006 |
Israel on Tuesday made its first military incursion deep into the Gaza Strip since withdrawing from the seaside territory last summer, sending special forces backed by a helicopter gunship to ambush a squad of rocket-firing Palestinian militants. Four Palestinians were killed and about six were wounded in an intense predawn exchange of fire that lasted more than an hour and occurred nearly two miles inside Gaza.
November 15, 2008 |
Hamas militants in Gaza bombarded a major southern Israeli city with rocket fire Friday, continuing a week of tit-for-tat fighting that threatens to destroy a tenuous cease-fire. Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers held out hope that calm would be restored, and Israeli leaders decided against any immediate major retaliation. But both sides vowed to strike back hard if violence persisted. "If you want to leave the truce, we are ready.