The claim of responsibility was posted on a website used by insurgent groups in Iraq (RFE/RL)
29 December 2005 -- Al-Qaeda in Iraq says it has launched 10 missiles at Israel from Lebanon.
The announcement was made in a statement on the Internet today.
The statement did not give the date of the attack, nor could its authenticity be verified. It was posted on a website frequently used by Iraqi insurgent groups.
The message appeared to be the first claim of responsibility from al-Qaida for an attack on Israel from Lebanon.
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