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Wednesday, June 28. 2006, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Members of the militant wing of Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, claim they have launched a chemical-tipped missile at the Israeli town of Sderot. The same group has recently claimed to possess about 20 biological warheads for Qassam rockets fired daily at Israeli towns. The Israeli Army says they have not detected a launch of any such rocket, nor received reports of such a weapon hitting Israel. At least four Qassam rockets are launched against Israeli towns on Wednesday. //today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=topNewsstoryid=2006-06-29T013909Z_01_L29258645_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-ROCKET.xmlsrc=rssrpc=22 (Reuters), //www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/732408.html (Haaretz)
Israel launches an offensive into the southern Gaza Strip, following aerial strikes on bridges and electric power installations. Meanwhile, four Israeli war planes fly over the palace of Syria's president Bashar Assad in Latakia, reportedly while he was at the palace. //www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/731555.html (Haaretz), //www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/06/28/israel.soldier/index.html (CNN), //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5123262.stm (BBC), //go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNewsstoryID=12666001src=rss/topNews (Reuters)
Operation Summer Rains: Israel launches an offensive against militants in Gaza.
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