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Lebanon army says it exchanged smoke-bomb fire with Israel

September 27, 2023 at 12:17 pm

An Israeli soldier is in a tank on the other side of the 120-kilometer-long border referred to as the ‘Blue Line’ and taken over by the United Nations Interim Peace Forces (UNIFIL) at the Kafr Shuba region, considered a disputed area between Lebanon and Israel, in the town of Kafr Shuba in Nabatieh Governorate, Lebanon on August 28, 2023 [Houssam Shbaro/Anadolu Agency]

Lebanon’s army said today it had exchanged smoke bombs with Israeli troops at the border, the second such incident in a week, Reuters reported.

The Lebanese army, in an online statement, said Israeli troops had fired smoke bombs at a Lebanese patrol that was accompanying workers removing “infringements” that the army said had been set up by the Israelis north of the Blue Line.

Neither the Israeli military nor the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon immediately responded to Reuters requests for comment.

READ: UNIFIL head expresses concern over incidents along ‘Blue Line’