Israel Sends Sniffer Dog into Area Disputed by Lebanon

Israeli forces on Monday sent a sniffer dog into a border area disputed by Lebanon, one day after rockets fired from the South drew retaliatory Israeli shelling.

“An Israeli force backed by a troop carrier and a military jeep on Monday opened a metallic gate in the al-Thugra area, which lies on the border opposite the entrance of the town of Adaisseh, sending a sniffer dog into a disputed area,” Lebanon's National News Agency reported.

The dog advanced 30 meters and scoured the area for some time, the agency added.

The Lebanese army and U.N. peacekeepers went on alert as a precaution, it said.

On Sunday, the Israeli army fired around 32 artillery shells into the Lebanese border area of al-Khraybeh, after unknown individuals launched two rockets into northern Israel from southern Lebanon.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said Monday that the Lebanese army found "four rocket firing sites with improvised launch mechanisms" in al-Khraybeh, east of Khiam.

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