Israel, Lebanon Open Fire at Border, at Least 5 Killed

World | August 3, 2010, Tuesday // 19:01|  views

A UNIFIL peacekeeper and Lebanese soldier in front of Israeli troops patrolling the border fence in the southern border village of Adaisseh, Lebanon, where a skirmish claimed the live of 5 persons Tuesday. Photo by EPA/BGNES

It was reported that Israel opened fire against a Lebanese border post Tuesday, firing two rockets and killing at least three Lebanese soldiers and a civilian journalist

The Israeli army confirmed a senior officer killed and one more soldier wounded.

Israely fire destroyed one house in border Lebanese village of Aidasseh and one Lebanese armored vehicle.

Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman and PM Saad Hariri denounced the action as “Israely aggression” against their country.

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad voiced outrage at “Israel's heinous aggression against Lebanon.”

Nevertheless a message from the cabinet of Israely foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said that it is the Lebanese government who is responsible for the incident and warned of “serious consequences” should such skirmishes continue.

Sources said that the UN Security Council will hold consultations Tuesday to discuss the matter.

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Tags: Avigdor Lieberman, Bashar Al-Assad, Michel Suleiman, Saad Hariri, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, UN Security Council


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