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Israel deploys more troops on Lebanon border

February 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

Israel has deployed more troops on its northern border with Lebanon following the shooting of an Israeli soldier on Sunday evening. The Israel Defence Forces blame a Lebanese sniper for the soldier’s death.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth, the IDF has sent more troops to the Ras Al-Naqoura area where the incident took place. Quoting IDF sources, the newspaper says that a drone is being used to make sure that no infiltration of the border has taken place. “The Lebanese soldier fired six or seven bullets,” said one source. “It is believed that this is the act of someone acting on their own although the exact circumstances are still not clear.” It remains, however, a “serious” situation.

Israel plans to file a complaint about the incident at the United Nations. In the meantime, the IDF has raised the state of alert along the border. “We retain the right to respond at the right time and place,” warned a spokesperson.