Sunday, August 13
Artillery to the left'a me, Katyushas to the right - here I am, stuck in the middle of war (Exclusive Podcast)
First up a brief chat with troops from a tank extrication unit smack up against the Lebanese border, as they performed maintenance work on the tread of a Merkava IV tank. Hizbullalaland is right past those concrete barriers on the ridge.
The volume is a bit choppy, since IDF artillery shelling at Hizbullah targets was pounding throughout the interview, and that kept redlining the automatic volume control.
And then the Katyushas and mortars started firing back... This one - of three, as far as we could tell from the smoke contrails, slammed down a few hundred yards from our vehicle as we left the army outpost. That's a Border Police vehicle pulling up to inspect the remains. There were no injuries or damage, except for a small grass fire, as you can see.