Operation Pillar of Defense Update: Day Two Blogger Briefing Posted By: Yidwithlid 11/15/2012 10:38:01 PM The Lid, by Jeff Dunetz Original Article
Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich held a phone briefing with bloggers to provide a summary of day two of Operation Pillar of Defense. Below is a transcript of the call:
"We started the operation yesterday with two goals – one, to defend Israeli civilians, and the second, to cripple the abilities of terrorists in order to minimize their rocket fire. Right now, we´ve targeted over 220 targets [updated: over 300), many of them underground launching pads, including Fajr-5 rocket depots – an Iranian-made and -manufactured missile. The Fajr-5 has a range that´s over 50 km and can reach the Tel-Aviv area.