Lebanese defense minister denies meeting among army, UNIFIL, Hezbollah (2)

13:06, July 08, 2010      

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"Lebanese show careful forethought on their relations with UNIFIL, which was deemed a supportive force to the Lebanese army," said the statement.

High-level contacts were conducted over the weekend in efforts to end the heightened friction between UN peacekeepers and southerners.

Residents last week blocked the Odaissi-Kfar Kila-Tayba road to prevent UNIFIL vehicles from passing through. In Kherbit Selim, a UNIFIL soldier was injured during the attack on the vehicle he was aboard.

UNIFIL was mandated by UN Security Council resolution 1701 to conduct peacekeeping missions in south Lebanon. The resolution ended the 34-day war between Israel and the Shiite armed group Hezbollah.

Source: Xinhua
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